The Resource The fracking king : a novel, James Browning

The fracking king : a novel, James Browning

Label
The fracking king : a novel
Title
The fracking king
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Browning
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Fracking King follows Winston Crwth--a boarding-school kid, loner, and Scrabble prodigy--who becomes an unlikely hero in the fight to stop fracking in Pennsylvania. Truth is a rare commodity in politics, and the idea of "winning" a debate as cleanly and simply as you'd win a Scrabble game can seem impossible. But with the truth on his side, a jar of toxic "frackwater," and the belief that he can win a Scrabble tournament whose first prize is a meeting with the governor, Winston creates a moment of devastating truth for her and for the people who want to frack the state.For all its thoughtful environmental concerns, The Fracking King is also a hopeful book about the power of believing in yourself and pursuing your own particular genius. Winston's Scrabble prowess has its freakish side, but it also makes him genuinely heroic, and his lexical predicaments are funny, shocking, dirty, and sometimes mind-boggling. This is the rare, satisfying debut that's as playful as it is profound"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Browning, James
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.R7377
LC item number
F73 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gifted persons
  • Scrabble (Game)
  • Competition
  • Ecology
Label
The fracking king : a novel, James Browning
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9780544262997
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 724653
  • (OCoLC)854944426
  • 695573
  • (OCoLC)ocn854944426
  • 695573
  • 724653
  • 724653
Label
The fracking king : a novel, James Browning
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
185 pages
Isbn
9780544262997
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 724653
  • (OCoLC)854944426
  • 695573
  • (OCoLC)ocn854944426
  • 695573
  • 724653
  • 724653

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