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The dropper, by Ron McLarty, (sound recording)

Label
The dropper
Title
The dropper
Statement of responsibility
by Ron McLarty
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After the death of his mother, Albert "Shoe" Horn is left to provide for his alcoholic father and look after his younger brother Bobby, a teenager with the mind of a child. After Shoe inadvertently kills a man in a fight, he must try to balance the need to protect his brother and his desire to protect himself. Shoe's story unfolds against the 1922 union strikes in England, as he must choose between living his father's life, with his brother, or a new life in America, alone
Summary
"Gutsy 17-year-old Albert "Shoe" Horn is an apprentice plumber and part-time boxer in England in 1922, but when his mother dies, he finds himself responsible for an abusive, alcoholic father and a younger brother with special needs. This marvelous novel follows the indomitable Shoe's day-to-day survival with poetic grit, cynical genius, respect, and deep affection as he navigates a world full of very real characters: the gentle giant McAvy, his slave-driving boss, the Irish louts that resurrect his temper, the tempting ladies who seek him out, his hilarious plumbing clients, and the formidable “Dropper,” who Shoe fears will take away the most true thing in his life, his brother." -- Publisher
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Audio
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10265288
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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McLarty, Ron
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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Ingram Digital (Firm)
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True
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • England
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The dropper, by Ron McLarty, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn459735111
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
8 sound discs (9 hr., 42 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307704597
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
8208-CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)459735111
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The dropper, by Ron McLarty, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn459735111
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
8 sound discs (9 hr., 42 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307704597
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
8208-CD
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)459735111
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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