The Resource Brush back, Sara Paretsky

Brush back, Sara Paretsky

Label
Brush back
Title
Brush back
Statement of responsibility
Sara Paretsky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twenty-five years ago, Stella Guzzo beat her daughter to death and then walked up the street to play bingo at her parish church. Chicago detective V.I. Warshawski grew up with the Guzzo family. She dated Frank Guzzo when they were teens and knew Stella's murderous rages first-hand, so she was relieved when a judge sent Stella to prison for a long stretch. V.I. and Frank went their different ways, V.I. to university and law school, Frank to marriage, children, and a job as a truck driver. She didn't think about the family again until the day Frank came to her office, wanting V.I. to help his mother with an exoneration claim. The detective wants no part of Stella Guzzo's world, but she realizes how hard life has been for Frank, stuck in the gang-ridden streets around Chicago's dead steel mills, and she doesn't feel able to say no. V.I. starts asking questions, but the answers leave her puzzled. Was Stella's daughter Annie the ardent girl V.I. remembers, looking for a college education as a way out of South Chicago? Or was she a calculating, amoral person, as Stella claims? And what about the lawyers Annie worked for - why did they insist on representing Stella in her murder trial? V.I.'s inquiries put her smack in the path of a notorious Mob enforcer. When she gets jumped in her old 'hood, her biggest question becomes whether she will live long enough to find the answers
Member of
Summary
Reluctantly agreeing to help when an old boyfriend asks her to exonerate his mother for the murder of his sister, V. I. Warshawski is forced to confront ugly politics and violent elements in her hometown
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430839
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paretsky, Sara
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.A647
LC item number
B78 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A V.I. Warshawski novel
Series volume
17
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Warshawski, V. I. (Fictitious character)
  • Women private investigators
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Brush back, Sara Paretsky
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000055037020
Dimensions
24 cm.cm.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9781444758733
Lccn
2015005018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913771136
Label
Brush back, Sara Paretsky
Publication
Copyright
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
000055037020
Dimensions
24 cm.cm.
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9781444758733
Lccn
2015005018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913771136

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