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The Resource The Maid's Version : a novel, Daniel Woodrell

The Maid's Version : a novel, Daniel Woodrell

Label
The Maid's Version : a novel
Title
The Maid's Version
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Woodrell
Title variation
maids version
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the mother of three young boys, works as the maid for a prominent citizen and his family in West Table, Missouri. Her husband is mostly absent, and, in 1929, her scandalous, beloved younger sister is one of the 42 killed in an explosion at the local dance hall. Who is to blame? Mobsters from St. Louis? The embittered local gypsies? The preacher who railed against the loose morals of the waltzing couples? Or could it have been a colossal accident? Alma thinks she knows the answer--and that its roots lie in a dangerous love affair. Her dogged pursuit of justice makes her an outcast and causes a long-standing rift with her own son. By telling her story to her grandson, she finally gains some solace--and peace for her sister. He is advised to "Tell it. Go on and tell it"--Tell the story of his family's struggles, suspicions, secrets, and triumphs."--Dust jacket flap
Summary
In 1929, Alma DeGeer Dunahew, the maid for a prominent family in Missouri, chases down justice after her younger sister is one of forty-two people killed in a mysterious explosion at a local dance hall
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10193473
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodrell, Daniel
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family secrets
  • Grandparent and child
  • Missouri
  • Family secrets
  • Grandparent and child
  • Missouri
Target audience
adult
Label
The Maid's Version : a novel, Daniel Woodrell
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
ocn827082609
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780316205856
Lccn
2013937480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)827082609
Label
The Maid's Version : a novel, Daniel Woodrell
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
ocn827082609
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
164 pages
Isbn
9780316205856
Lccn
2013937480
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)827082609

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