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Cherry, Nico Walker

Label
Cherry
Title
Cherry
Statement of responsibility
Nico Walker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jesus' Son meets Reservoir Dogs in a breakneck-paced debut novel about love, war, bank robberies, and heroin. Cleveland, 2003. A young man is just a college freshman when he meets Emily. They share a passion for Edward Albee and ecstasy and fall hard and fast in love. But soon Emily has to move home to Elba, New York, and he flunks out of school and joins the army. Desperate to keep their relationship alive, they marry before he ships out to Iraq. But as an army medic, he is unprepared for the grisly reality that awaits him. His fellow soldiers smoke; they huff computer duster; they take painkillers; they watch porn. And many of them die. He and Emily try to make their long-distance marriage work, but when he returns from Iraq, his PTSD is profound, and the drugs on the street have changed. The opioid crisis is beginning to swallow up the Midwest. Soon he is hooked on heroin, and so is Emily. They attempt a normal life, but with their money drying up, he turns to the one thing he thinks he could be really good at--robbing banks. Hammered out on a typewriter, Cherry marks the arrival of a raw, bleakly hilarious, and surprisingly poignant voice straight from the dark heart of America
Summary
Rashly marrying his college girlfriend to keep their relationship active during his tour of duty, a college dropout turned army soldier is overwhelmed by the realities of war, PTSD and opioid addiction before forging a desperate plan
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10685222
Cataloging source
APLS
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Walker, Nico
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Veterans
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bank robberies
  • Drug addicts
  • Opioid abuse
  • Codependents
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
Target audience
adult
Label
Cherry, Nico Walker
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
Contents
  • Hummingbird
  • Part five.
  • The great dope fiend romance
  • Part six.
  • A comedown
  • Prologue
  • Part one.
  • When life was just beginning, I saw you
  • Part two.
  • Adventure
  • Part three.
  • Cherry
  • Part four.
Control code
000064302894
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781787330948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057904894
Label
Cherry, Nico Walker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hummingbird
  • Part five.
  • The great dope fiend romance
  • Part six.
  • A comedown
  • Prologue
  • Part one.
  • When life was just beginning, I saw you
  • Part two.
  • Adventure
  • Part three.
  • Cherry
  • Part four.
Control code
000064302894
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9781787330948
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057904894

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