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  • ISBN: 080215882X
  • ISBN: 9780802158826
  • Physical Description: 290 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2021]

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"A visionary and deeply moving novel centered ... Read More
Subject: Older men Fiction
Older men Family relationships Fiction
Reminiscing in old age Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 Veterans Fiction
Veterans Fiction
Families Fiction
Fathers and sons Fiction
20th century Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
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008210702s2021 nyu e 000 1 eng
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020 . ‡a9780802158826 ‡q(hardcover)
020 . ‡a080215882X ‡q(hardcover)
035 . ‡a(OCoLC)1241730527
040 . ‡aDLC ‡beng ‡erda ‡cDLC ‡dDLC ‡dTnLvILS
042 . ‡apcc
1001 . ‡aButler, Robert Olen, ‡eauthor.
24510. ‡aLate city : ‡ba novel / ‡cRobert Olen Butler.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bAtlantic Monthly Press, ‡c[2021]
300 . ‡a290 pages ; ‡c24 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent.
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia.
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier.
520 . ‡a"A visionary and deeply moving novel centered around former newspaperman Sam Cunningham as he prepares to die, Late City covers much of the early twentieth century, unfurling as a conversation between the dying man and a surprising God. As the two review Sam's life, from his childhood in the American South and his time in the French trenches during World War I to a newspaper career in Chicago in the Roaring Twenties and the decades that follow, moments of history are brought sharply into focus. Sam grows up in Louisiana with a harsh father and escapes by enlisting in the army as a sniper. The hardness his father instilled in him helps him make it out of World War I alive, but we come to realize that it also prevents him from contending with the emotional wounds of war. Back in the U.S., Sam moves to Chicago and begins a career as a newspaperman, meets his wife, and has a son, whose fate counters Sam's at almost every turn. As he contemplates his relationships-with his parents, his brothers in arms, his wife, his editor, and most importantly, his son-Sam is amazed at what he still has left to learn about himself after all these years in this heart-rending novel from the Pulitzer Prize winner"--rovided by publisher.
650 0. ‡aOlder men ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aOlder men ‡xFamily relationships ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aReminiscing in old age ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aWorld War, 1914-1918 ‡xVeterans ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aVeterans ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aFamilies ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡aFathers and sons ‡vFiction.
650 0. ‡a20th century ‡vFiction.
655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction. ‡2lcgft.
901 . ‡aon1241730527 ‡bOCoLC ‡c811443 ‡tbiblio

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