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The Resource Desert boys, Chris McCormick

Desert boys, Chris McCormick

Label
Desert boys
Title
Desert boys
Statement of responsibility
Chris McCormick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of startling debuts such as We, the Animals by Justin Torres, Desert Boys follows the life of Daley Kushner, growing up, coming out, and grappling with the remnants of his childhood in California's Mojave Desert. This series of powerful, linked stories illuminates Daley's world--the family, friends, and community that have both formed and constrained him, and his new life in San Francisco. Back home, the desert preys on those who cannot conform: an alfalfa farmer on the outskirts of town; two young girls whose curiosity leads to danger; a black politician who once served as his school's Confederate mascot; Daley's mother, an immigrant from Armenia; and Daley himself, introspective and queer. Meanwhile, in another desert on the other side of the world, war threatens to fracture Daley's most meaningful--and most fraught--connection to home, his friendship with Robert Karinger. Desert Boys traces the development of towns into cities, of boys into men, and the haunting effects produced when the two transformations overlap. Both a bildungsroman and a portrait of a changing place, the book mines the terrain between the desire to escape and the hunger to belong"--
Summary
A series of evocative, linked stories follows the experiences of a young man's coming out and elusive childhood dynamics in California's Mojave Desert, where his life intersects with those of an alfalfa farmer, two curious girls, a black politician and an immigrant parent
Tone
Character
Award
Stonewall Book Award for the Barbara Gittings Literature Award, 2017.
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10485720
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCormick, Chris
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Coming of age
  • Boys
  • Young men
  • Male friendship
  • City and town life
  • Mohave Desert
  • Mojave Desert
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
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fiction
Label
Desert boys, Chris McCormick
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/505/9781250075505/image/lgcover.9781250075505.jpg
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
000056980095
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781250075505
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015044337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026038388
System control number
(OCoLC)918994721
Label
Desert boys, Chris McCormick
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/505/9781250075505/image/lgcover.9781250075505.jpg
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
000056980095
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781250075505
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015044337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026038388
System control number
(OCoLC)918994721

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