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The Resource The Ice House

The Ice House

Label
The Ice House
Title
The Ice House
Statement of responsibility
by Laura Lee Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The heartrending tale of a man on the verge of losing both his livelihood and his relationship with his only son. From a writer who's been praised for her 'intelligence, heart, wit' (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls): The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis and the slings and arrows of familial discord. Johnny MacKinnon is on the verge of losing it all. The ice factory he's run for decades is facing devastating fines following an accident and may have to close. He hasn't spoken to his son since Corran's heroin addiction finally drove Johnny to breaking point. And now, after a collapse on the factory floor, it appears Johnny may have a brain tumour. Johnny's been ordered to take it easy, but in some ways, he thinks, what's left to lose? Witty and heartbreaking, The Ice House is a vibrant portrait of multifaceted, exquisitely human characters that readers will not soon forget
Summary
A man on the brink of losing his family's business in the wake of a mysterious accident receives an equally devastating health diagnosis that compels him to reach out to his estranged drug-addict son and the baby granddaughter he has never met
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10611634
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laura Lee Smith
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Family Life
Target audience
adult
Label
The Ice House
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008938
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781611859171
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Ice House
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008938
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781611859171
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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