The Resource Bent Road

Bent Road

Label
Bent Road
Title
Bent Road
Statement of responsibility
Lori Roy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel"Don't be fooled by the novel's apparent simplicity: What emerges from the surface is a tale of extraordinary emotional power, one of longstanding pain set against the pulsating drumbeat of social change." -Sarah Weinman, NPR.org For twenty years, Celia Scott has watched her husband, Arthur, hide from the secrets surrounding his sister Eve's death. But when the 1967 Detroit riots frighten him even more than his Kansas past, he convinces Celia to pack up their family and return to the road he grew up on, Bent Road, and the same small town where Eve mysteriously died. And then a local girl disappears, catapulting the family headlong into a dead man's curve. . . .On Bent Road, a battered red truck cruises ominously along the prairie; a lonely little girl dresses in her dead aunt's clothes; a boy hefts his father's rifle in search of a target; and a mother realizes she no longer knows how to protect her children. It is a place where people learn: Sometimes killing is the kindest way
Summary
Celia Scott and her family move back to her husband's hometown in Kansas, where his sister died under mysterious circumstances twenty years before and where Celia and two of her children struggle to adjust--especially when a local girl disappears
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best First Novel by an American Author, 2012.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2011
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Roy, Lori
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Bent Road
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e7683a92-7dd5-4562-a8cb-708a1d27d66e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101476185
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Bent Road
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e7683a92-7dd5-4562-a8cb-708a1d27d66e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101476185
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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