Coverart for item
The Resource This side of Providence : a novel, Rachel M. Harper

This side of Providence : a novel, Rachel M. Harper

Label
This side of Providence : a novel
Title
This side of Providence
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rachel M. Harper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This tender novel tells a universal story of struggle, loss, and ultimately, survival. Arcelia Perez left Puerto Rico for the American dream, but within a few years she's living on the tough side of Providence, Rhode Island with three children, no job, and a powerful heroin addiction. Through rotating narration, we meet a diverse cast of characters-most notably Arcelia's charming, street-savvy son, Cristo, and his teacher, Miss Valentín-whose futures are inextricably linked as they strive to succeed against the odds. Born in Boston and raised in Providence and rural Minnesota, Rachel M. Harper is a graduate of Brown University and the master's program at USC. Her poems and short fiction have been published in the Carolina Review, Chicago Review, African American Review, Prairie Schooner, and the anthology Mending the World: Stories of Family by Contemporary Black Writers. She was chosen as one of Borders' "Best Original Voices" for her first novel, Brass Ankle Blues, which was also selected by Target's "Break Out Books" program. Harper has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony, and won the 2002 Fellowship in Fiction from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She teaches fiction at Spalding University's brief-residency MFA in Writing Program"--
Summary
Arcelia and her extended family tell universal truths about love, loss, struggle, and the tenuous nature of the American dream
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485111
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harper, Rachel M.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Single mothers
  • Heroin abuse
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Heroin abuse
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Single mothers
  • Rhode Island
Target audience
adult
Label
This side of Providence : a novel, Rachel M. Harper
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
ocn920018896
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781938849763
Lccn
2015033178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920018896
Label
This side of Providence : a novel, Rachel M. Harper
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
ocn920018896
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781938849763
Lccn
2015033178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)920018896

Library Locations

    • Central LibraryBorrow it
      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.271302100000 -97.746016800000
Processing Feedback ...