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The Resource Nothing more dangerous : a novel, Allen Eskens

Nothing more dangerous : a novel, Allen Eskens

Label
Nothing more dangerous : a novel
Title
Nothing more dangerous
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Allen Eskens
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After fifteen years of growing up in the Ozark hills with his widowed mother, high-school freshman Boady Sanden is beyond ready to move on. He dreams of glass towers and cityscapes, driven by his desire to be anywhere other than Jessup, Missouri. The new kid at St. Ignatius High School, if he isn't being pushed around, he is being completely ignored. Even his beloved woods, his playground as a child and his sanctuary as he grew older, seem to be closing in on him, suffocating him. Then Thomas Elgin moves in across the road, and Boady's life begins to twist and turn. Coming to know the Elgins-a black family settling into a community where notions of "us" and "them" carry the weight of history-forces Boady to rethink his understanding of the world he's taken for granted. Secrets hidden in plain sight begin to unfold: the mother who wraps herself in the loss of her husband, the neighbor who carries the wounds of a mysterious past that he holds close, the quiet boss who is fighting his own hidden battle. But the biggest secret of all is the disappearance of Lida Poe, the African-American woman who keeps the books at the local plastics factory. Word has it that Ms. Poe left town, along with a hundred thousand dollars of company money. Although Boady has never met the missing woman, he discovers that the threads of her life are woven into the deepest fabric of his world. As the mystery of her fate plays out, Boady begins to see the stark lines of race and class that both bind and divide this small town, and he is forced to choose sides."--Publisher description
Summary
A high school boy growing up in the Ozark hills rethinks his understanding of the world, race and class when he befriends a black family that moves in across the street
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10825338
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eskens, Allen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Secrecy
  • Teenage boys
  • Missing persons
  • Neighbors
  • Race relations
  • Missouri
Target audience
adult
Label
Nothing more dangerous : a novel, Allen Eskens
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
000066261935
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781529327069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129466294
Label
Nothing more dangerous : a novel, Allen Eskens
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
000066261935
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 293 pages
Isbn
9781529327069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1129466294

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