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The Resource Wayfaring Stranger : a novel, James Lee Burke

Wayfaring Stranger : a novel, James Lee Burke

Label
Wayfaring Stranger : a novel
Title
Wayfaring Stranger
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Lee Burke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Wayfaring stranger begins in West Texas in 1934. At age sixteen, Weldon Holland encounters Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker traveling with their accomplices after having just pulled off one of their notorious armed robberies. Weldon is smitten by Bonnie, but because of Clyde and Bonnie's duplicity and the disrespect they show his grandfather, Weldon ends up putting a bullet through the rear window of Clyde's stolen automobile. The story then jumps to 1944 and the Ardennes Forest and the Battle of the Bulge, where Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland saves his sergeant, Hershel Pine, from death by suffocation when he is buried alive in his foxhole under the treads of a Waffen SS Tiger tank. Weldon and Hershel survive the executions of the wounded by the SS and escape on a freight train deep into Nazi Germany. There, they stumble into an extermination camp deserted by the SS, and discover among the stacked bodies a young woman named Rosita Lowenstein, who is not only a remarkable woman but a relative of Rosa Luxemburg (known as "Red Rosa," whose mother's name was Lowenstein). Eventually, Weldon will make her his bride, and the three friends will return to Texas to seek their fortunes. But when Weldon, Hershel, and Rosita form a pipeline corporation, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart--one of the wealthiest men in Texas and a former Marine aviator haunted with guilt for deserting his squadron leader over the South Pacific--and Roy's wife Clara, a vicious anti-semite who is determined to make Weldon and Rosita's life a nightmare"--
Member of
Summary
A decade after taking a shot at Bonnie and Clyde during one of their notorious armed robberies, a Depression teen-turned-soldier escapes death during the Battle of the Bulge and marries a beautiful young woman with whom he seeks his fortune along the Texas-Louisiana oil coast
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10316671
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burke, James Lee
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Holland family saga
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / General
  • Barrow, Clyde
  • Parker, Bonnie
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Criminals
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Target audience
adult
Label
Wayfaring Stranger : a novel, James Lee Burke
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
ocn862789224
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781476710808
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014000147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)862789224
Label
Wayfaring Stranger : a novel, James Lee Burke
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
ocn862789224
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781476710808
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014000147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)862789224

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