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The Resource Sparta, Roxana Robinson

Sparta, Roxana Robinson

Label
Sparta
Title
Sparta
Statement of responsibility
Roxana Robinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conrad Farrell does not come from a military family, but as a classics major at Williams College, he has encountered the powerful appeal of the Marine Corps ethic: "Semper Fidelis" comes straight from Sparta, a society where every citizen doubled as a full-time soldier. When Conrad graduates, he joins the Marines to continue a long tradition of honor, courage, and commitment over the course of a four-year tour in Iraq. When we meet him, he has just come home to Katonah, New York. As Conrad attempts to find his footing in the civilian world, he learns how hard it is to return to the people and places he used to love. Gradually, he awakens to a growing rage and the realization that something has gone wrong. Suspenseful, compassionate, and perceptive, "Sparta" "is a beautifully written novel that illuminates what happens when we're estranged from the world as we know it" ("Chicago Tribune")
Summary
Conrad Farrell's family has no military heritage, but as a classics major at Williams, he saw the sturdy appeal of the Marine ethic: Semper fidelis came straight from the ancient world, from Sparta, where every citizen doubled as a full-time soldier. When Conrad joined the Marines after college, he expected to further a long tradition of honor, courage, and commitment. Now Conrad has just returned home to Westchester after four years in Iraq, and something is very wrong. Everything should be fine--he hasn't been shot or wounded by an IED, and he's never had psychological troubles--but as he attempts to reconnect with his girlfriend and find his footing in the civilian world, he has an impossible time adjusting to the people and places he used to love and to a commonplace life of hotel reservations, dinner conversation, long showers, and alone time. As the weeks turn into months, Conrad's bitterness only festers, and he begins to fear that his rage, when it comes out, will have irreparable consequences
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10182674
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Roxana
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O3152
LC item number
S63 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
  • Families
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • War
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Veterans
  • Westchester County (N.Y.)
  • Iraq
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Sparta, Roxana Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Sarah Crichton book."
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
000052811909
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
4386 pages
Isbn
9781250050175
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)857967137
Label
Sparta, Roxana Robinson
Publication
Note
"A Sarah Crichton book."
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
000052811909
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
4386 pages
Isbn
9781250050175
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)857967137

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