The Resource The unmade world : a novel, Steve Yarbrough

The unmade world : a novel, Steve Yarbrough

Label
The unmade world : a novel
Title
The unmade world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Steve Yarbrough
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set against a backdrop of the current political and cultural upheaval in the US and Eastern Europe, The Unmade World is a thoughtful, scope-y literary novel with a dose of suspense that moves from Poland to California to the Hudson Valley and back to Poland. It covers a decade in the lives of an American journalist and a Polish small businessman turned petty criminal and the wrenching aftermath of an accidental, tragic encounter between these two on a snowy night in 2006 on the outskirts of Krakow. The accident costs the lives of the American journalist Richard Brennans wife and daughter, an event that colors the rest of his life. It also leads to a downward spiral for Bogdan Baranowsk, leaving emotional scars as he suffers the seemingly inevitable loss of his business, his home, and his wife. The Unmade World is a story of ordinary, otherwise decent people from various backgrounds and circumstances who must learn how to live with the personal grief, sense of guilt, and the emotional consequences of violence. Along the way, the novel grapples with a spectrum of cultural and political issues. It includes a murder mystery wrapped around the corruption of major college sports, the pressures on immigrants and refugees in both the US and Poland, the fallout of political change, economic upheavals and armed conflicts--including the horrific destruction of Luhansk, Ukraine in 2014. It also references the 2016 presidential campaign, cultural politics in the American university, and the demise of print journalism, etc., though never in a dogmatic or overtly partisan way
Summary
Follows the emotional consequences of a tragic accident on a snowy night outside of Krakow by an American journalist and a businessman turned petty crook amidst the political changes, economic collapses and armed conflicts of the past 10 years
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10617430
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yarbrough, Steve
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Guilt
  • Life change events
  • Guilt
  • FICTION
Target audience
adult
Label
The unmade world : a novel, Steve Yarbrough
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
ocn987796533
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781609531430
Lccn
2017034089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987796533
Label
The unmade world : a novel, Steve Yarbrough
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
ocn987796533
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781609531430
Lccn
2017034089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987796533

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