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The Resource White guys, Anthony Giardina

White guys, Anthony Giardina

Label
White guys
Title
White guys
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Giardina
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After graduating from high school, in the early 1970s, Billy Mogavero is the only one of a tight-knit group of five friends who didn't make it out of Winship, a hardscrabble town outside of Boston. Twenty years later, the other four--who have made their way, to varying degrees--decide to return to Winship to visit Billy, once their galvanizing alpha male and now a paint salesman who lives at home with his mentally handicapped brother. Their reunion sparks a rapid-fire chain of events as Billy finally makes the social leap his friends have spent their lives making--to suburban respectability and conformity. Enthralled by the rapidity of Billy's climb--his marriage to an equally ambitious and tough Irishwoman, Maureen, included--his best friend, Timmy O'Kane, sees in Billy's protean character and masterful adoption of middle-class norms a vital and necessary critique of his cozy existence--paid for by his wealthy wife--in a privileged Boston suburb. But when Billy, Maureen, and their unborn child are victims of a drive-by shooting in which only Billy survives, Timmy is ensnared in a series of events that threaten to spin entirely out of his control. His complicity in the aftermath of the tragedy threatens the hard won security of his leafy, suburban idyll--but is also strangely and seductively liberating
Summary
Twenty years after four of five tight-knit friends leave their hardscrabble Boston suburb, they return to the side of the friend who stayed behind, a reunion that sparks his marriage to a strong, wealthy Irishwoman and adoption of middle-class norms before a drive-by shooting ends the lives of his wife and unborn child
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143629
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Giardina, Anthony
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder victims
  • Bereavement
  • Loss (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
White guys, Anthony Giardina
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
ocm61865191
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780374281441
Lccn
2005054166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61865191
Label
White guys, Anthony Giardina
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
ocm61865191
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780374281441
Lccn
2005054166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61865191

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