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The Resource Dig, A. S. King

Dig, A. S. King

Label
Dig
Title
Dig
Statement of responsibility
A. S. King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a surreal and searing dive into the tangled secrets of a wealthy white family in suburban Pennsylvania and the terrible cost the family's children pay to maintain the family name. Only a generation removed from being Pennsylvania potato farmers, property developers Gottfried and Marla Hemmings now sit atop a seven-figure bank account - wealth they've declined to pass on to their adult children or teenage grandchildren. `Because we want them to thrive,' Marla always says. What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling pot from a fast-food drive-thru window. Like a first-class ticket to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea circus in a trailer. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest. As the rot beneath the surface of the Hemmings' suburban respectability begins to spread, the far-flung grandchildren gradually find their ways back to one another, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name. With her inimitable surrealism and insight into the teenage experience, the author explores how a corrosive culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation can save themselves
Summary
Five white teenage cousins who are struggling with the failures and racial ignorance of their dysfunctional parents and their wealthy grandparents, reunite for Easter
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
School Library Journal Best Books, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760987
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, A. S.
Index
no index present
Intended audience
15-18 years old
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rich people
  • Potato growers
  • Family secrets
  • White supremacy movements
  • Grandchildren
  • Pennsylvania
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Dig, A. S. King
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
000065147644
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781925773521
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019011039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091998763
Label
Dig, A. S. King
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
000065147644
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9781925773521
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019011039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091998763

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