The Resource Late city : a novel, Robert Olen Butler

Late city : a novel, Robert Olen Butler

Label
Late city : a novel
Title
Late city
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Olen Butler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Butler, Robert Olen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.U8278
LC item number
L38 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older men
  • Older men
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Veterans
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Older men
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • Veterans
Label
Late city : a novel, Robert Olen Butler
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780802158826
Lccn
2021032054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1241730527
  • 2013849
  • (OCoLC)on1241730527
Label
Late city : a novel, Robert Olen Butler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780802158826
Lccn
2021032054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1241730527
  • 2013849
  • (OCoLC)on1241730527

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