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The Resource Country Dark

Country Dark

Label
Country Dark
Title
Country Dark
Statement of responsibility
Chris Offutt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chris Offutt is an outstanding literary talent, whose work has been called "lean and brilliant" (New York Times Book Review) and compared by reviewers to Tobias Wolff, Ernest Hemingway, and Raymond Carver. He's been awarded the Whiting Writers Award for Fiction/Nonfiction and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, among numerous other honors. His first work of fiction in nearly two decades, (Country Dark is a taut, compelling novel set in rural Kentucky from the Korean War to 1970. Tucker, a young veteran, returns from war to work for a bootlegger. He falls in love and starts a family, and while the Tuckers don't have much, they have the love of their home and each other. But when his family is threatened, Tucker is pushed into violence, which changes everything. The story of people living off the land and by their wits in a backwoods Kentucky world of shine-runners and laborers whose social codes are every bit as nuanced as the British aristocracy, (Country Dark is a novel that blends the best of Larry Brown and James M. Cain, with a noose tightening evermore around a man who just wants to protect those he loves. It reintroduces the vital and absolutely distinct voice of Chris Offutt, a voice we've been missing for years
Summary
In rural Kentucky in the years after the Korean War, Tucker, a young veteran and bootlegger, is pushed into a life-altering act of violence by threats against his family
Theme
Storyline
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Character
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10638503
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Offutt, Chris
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
Country Dark
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802146168
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Country Dark
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802146168
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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