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The leopard is loose, Stephen Harrigan

Label
The leopard is loose
Title
The leopard is loose
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Harrigan
Title variation
Leopard is loose
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fragile, 1952 postwar tranquility of a five-year-old boy's world explodes one summer day when a leopard escapes from the zoo, throwing all of Oklahoma City into dangerous excitement, in this evocative story of a child's confrontation with his deepest fears. For Grady McClarty, an ever-watchful but bewildered five-year-old boy, World War II is only a troubling, ungraspable event that occurred before he was born. But he feels its effects all around him. He and his older brother Danny are fatherless, and their mother, Bethie, is still grieving for her fighter-pilot husband. Most of all, Grady sees it in his two uncles: young combat veterans determined to step into a fatherhood role for their nephews, even as they struggle with the psychological scars they carry from the war. When the news breaks that a leopard has escaped from the Oklahoma City Zoo, the playthings and imagined fears of Grady's childhood begin to give way to real-world terrors--the still-incomprehensible threats of battle fatigue, alcoholism, grief, Jim Crow laws, and, most imminently, the dangerous cat itself. The Leopard Is Loose is a stunning encapsulation of America in the 1950s, and a moving portrait of a young boy's struggle to find his place in his family's, and his nation's, history"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11036780
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harrigan, Stephen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zoos
  • Families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Zoo animals
  • Boys
Target audience
adult
Label
The leopard is loose, Stephen Harrigan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi 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
on1257313394
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780525655770
Lccn
2021028338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1257313394
Label
The leopard is loose, Stephen Harrigan
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi 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
on1257313394
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780525655770
Lccn
2021028338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1257313394

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