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The Resource Census, Jesse Ball

Census, Jesse Ball

Label
Census
Title
Census
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Ball
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn't have long left to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son--a son whom he fiercely loves, a boy with Down syndrome. With no recourse in mind, and with a desire to see the country on one last trip, the man signs up as a census taker for a mysterious governmental bureau and leaves town with his son. Travelling into the country, through towns named only by ascending letters of the alphabet, the man and his son encounter a wide range of human experience. While some townspeople welcome them into their homes, others who bear the physical brand of past censuses on their ribs are wary of their presence. When they press toward the edges of civilization, the landscape grows wilder, and the towns grow farther apart and more blighted by industrial decay. As they approach "Z," the man must confront a series of questions: What is the purpose of the census? Is he complicit in its mission? And just how will he learn to say good-bye to his son?
Summary
Learning that he does not have long to live and will need to figure out how to provide for his developmentally disabled adult son, a widower signs up as a census taker for a mysterious government bureau and leaves town with his son on a cross-country journey of memories and revelations
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10623994
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Jesse
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Widowers
  • Down syndrome
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Census takers (Persons)
  • Voyages and travels
  • Down syndrome
  • Fathers and sons
  • Terminally ill
Target audience
adult
Label
Census, Jesse Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061516040
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 241 pages
Isbn
9781925603446
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022290668
Label
Census, Jesse Ball
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States by Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, 2018
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061516040
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 241 pages
Isbn
9781925603446
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1022290668

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