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The Resource Tiny Americans : a novel, Devin Murphy, (sound recording)

Tiny Americans : a novel, Devin Murphy, (sound recording)

Label
Tiny Americans : a novel
Title
Tiny Americans
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Devin Murphy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Abandoned by the alcoholic father who idealised the natural world without imparting any survival skills to his children, three siblings in 1970s New York embark on difficult adult lives before their father attempts a reconciliation. Western New York, 1978: Jamie, Lewis, and Connor Thurber watch their parents' destructive dance of loving, hating, and drinking. Terrance Thurber spends this year teaching his children about the natural world: they listen to the heartbeat of trees, track animal footprints, sleep under the star-filled sky. Despite these lessons, he doesn't show them how to survive without him. And when these seasons of trying and failing to quit booze and be a better man are over, Terrance is gone. Alone with their artist mother, Catrin, the Thurber children are left to grapple with the anger they feel for the one parent who deserted them and a growing resentment for the one who didn't. As Catrin withdraws into her own world, Jamie throws herself into painting while her brothers smash out their rage in brutal, no-holds-barred football games with neighbourhood kids. Once they can leave - Jamie for college, Lewis for the navy, and Connor for work - they don't look back. But Terrance does. Crossing the country, sobering up, and starting over has left him with razor-sharp regret. Terrance doesn't know that Jamie, now an academic, inhabits an ever-shrinking circle of loneliness; that Lewis, a merchant marine, fears life on dry land; that Connor struggles to connect with the son he sees teetering on an all-too-familiar edge. He only knows that he has one last try to build a bridge, through the years, to his family. Composed of a series of touchstone moments, this is a thrilling and bittersweet rendering of a family that, much like the tides, continues to come together and drift apart
Summary
Abandoned by the alcoholic father who idealized the natural world without imparting any survival skills to his children, three siblings in 1970s New York embark on difficult adult lives before their father attempts a reconciliation
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10780760
Cataloging source
NLAV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Devin,
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Anne Marie Lee, Kirby Heyborne, Andrew Eiden, and Christian Baskous
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lee, Ann Marie
  • Heyborne, Kirby
  • Eiden, Andrew
  • Baskous, Christian
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of alcoholics
  • Father and child
  • Brothers and sisters
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Tiny Americans : a novel, Devin Murphy, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065308859
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 disc (approximately 7 hours)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781982610227
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1102822717
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Tiny Americans : a novel, Devin Murphy, (sound recording)
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065308859
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3 edition.
Extent
1 MP3 disc (approximately 7 hours)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781982610227
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1102822717
System details
MP3 System requirements: MP3-CD player or PC with MP3-capable software
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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