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The Resource Ohio : a novel, Stephen Markley

Ohio : a novel, Stephen Markley

Label
Ohio : a novel
Title
Ohio
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Markley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The debut of a major talent; a lyrical and emotional novel set in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohio--a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan--depicting one feverish, fateful summer night in 2013 when four former classmates converge on their hometown, each with a mission, all haunted by the ghosts of their shared histories. Since the turn of the century, a generation has come of age knowing only war, recession, political gridlock, racial hostility, and a simmering fear of environmental calamity. In the country's forgotten pockets, where industry long ago fled, where foreclosures, Walmarts, and opiates riddle the land, death rates for rural whites have skyrocketed, fueled by suicide, addiction and a rampant sense of marginalization and disillusionment. This is the world the characters in Stephen Markley's brilliant debut novel, Ohio, inherit. This is New Canaan. On one fateful summer night in 2013, four former classmates converge on the rust belt town where they grew up, each of them with a mission, all of them haunted by regrets, secrets, lost loves. There's Bill Ashcraft, an alcoholic, drug-abusing activist, whose fruitless ambitions have taken him from Cambodia to Zuccotti Park to New Orleans, and now back to "The Cane" with a mysterious package strapped to the underside of his truck; Stacey Moore, a doctoral candidate reluctantly confronting the mother of her former lover; Dan Eaton, a shy veteran of three tours in Iraq, home for a dinner date with the high school sweetheart he's tried to forget; and the beautiful, fragile Tina Ross, whose rendezvous with the captain of the football team triggers the novel's shocking climax. At once a murder mystery and a social critique, Ohio ingeniously captures the fractured zeitgeist of a nation through the viewfinder of an embattled Midwestern town and offers a prescient vision for America at the dawn of a turbulent new age"--
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Markley, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A75426
LC item number
O38 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Life change events
  • City and town life
  • Homecoming
  • Ohio
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • City and town life
  • Homecoming
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Life change events
  • Ohio
Label
Ohio : a novel, Stephen Markley
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1006812584
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
484 pages
Isbn
9781501174476
Lccn
2017040397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006812584
Label
Ohio : a novel, Stephen Markley
Publication
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
on1006812584
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
484 pages
Isbn
9781501174476
Lccn
2017040397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006812584

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