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Late city : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

Late city : a novel / Robert Olen Butler.

Record details

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

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Summary, etc.:
"A...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"--Provided by publisher.
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.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 15 of 15 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at New Milford Public Library.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 15 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Milford Public Library F BUTLE (Text) 34021147448944 Adult Fiction Available -

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