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The Resource The Fields : a novel, Kevin Maher

The Fields : a novel, Kevin Maher

Label
The Fields : a novel
Title
The Fields
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Maher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A warm and funny debut about a young man in trouble and a family in love and in pieces. It's the first summer of lust for 14-year-old Jim Finnegan, a boy trying to become a man in 1980s Dublin. Jim's vivid and winning voice leaps off the page and into the reader's heart as he watches his parents argue, his five older sisters fight, and the local network of mothers gossip. Jim hilariously recounts his life dealing with the politics of his boisterous family, taking breakneck bike rides with his best friend, dancing to Foreigner on his boombox, and quietly coveting the local girls from afar. Over the summer, Jim wins the attention of a beautiful older girl-but he also becomes the unwilling target of a devious religious figure in the community. His life starts to unravel as he faces consequences from both his love for his girlfriend and his attempts to avoid the Parish Priest. When he and his girlfriend take a ferry for a clandestine trip to London, the dark and difficult repercussions from the trip force Jim to look for the solution to all his problems in some very unusual places. THE FIELDS is an unforgettable story of an extraordinary character. It's a portrait of a boy who sinks into troubles as he grows into a man, and the loving but fractured family that might be his downfall-or his salvation. Lyrical, funny, and endlessly inventive, it is a brilliant debut from a remarkable new voice
Summary
In 1984 Dublin, thirteen-year-old Jim is dealing with a dysfunctional family and abuse from Father Luke O'Culigeen, all this fades however, when he meets Saidhbh Donohue, girlfriend of a local thug, and ends up running away with her to London.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10192747
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maher, Kevin
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Families
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • Families
  • Teenage boys
  • Ireland
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
The Fields : a novel, Kevin Maher
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn844372888
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780316223560
Lccn
2013016953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)844372888
Label
The Fields : a novel, Kevin Maher
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn844372888
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780316223560
Lccn
2013016953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)844372888

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