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Dirt road, James Kelman

Label
Dirt road
Title
Dirt road
Statement of responsibility
James Kelman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Murdo, a teenager obsessed with music, dreams of a life beyond his Scottish island home. His dad Tom has recently lost his wife and stumbles towards the future, terrified of losing control of what remains of his family life. Both are in search of something as they set out on an expedition into the American South. As they travel they encounter a new world and we discover whether the hopes of youth can conquer the fears of age. Dirt Road is a major novel exploring the brevity of life, the agonising demands of love and the lure of the open road. It is also a beautiful book about the power of music and all that it can offer
Summary
A teen travels with his father from Scotland to Alabama to visit relatives after the death of his mother only to become swept up in the beautiful and violent world of zydeco and blues
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10570840
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelman, James
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automobile travel
  • Teenagers
  • Families
  • Grief
  • Automobile travel
  • Scots
  • Teenagers and adults
  • Fathers and sons
  • Southern States
  • Scotland
  • South America
Target audience
adult
Label
Dirt road, James Kelman
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
000058552231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781782118237
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956623310
Label
Dirt road, James Kelman
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
000058552231
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9781782118237
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956623310

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