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The Resource Evergreen, Howard Owen

Evergreen, Howard Owen

Label
Evergreen
Title
Evergreen
Statement of responsibility
Howard Owen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Willie Black knew he had a father, even if he didn't know where he was buried. It wasn't like Artie Lee gave his son anything but his genes. He died when Willie was 15 months old, and Artie and Peggy never married. Then, in January of 2018, Artie Lee, dead almost 57 years, reinserts himself into his son's life. Philomena Slade calls Willie, the mixed-race night-cops reporter for the local daily rag, to her death bed to ask him a favor he can't refuse: Keep Artie s grave clean. She's been doing it after everybody else who knew him either died or chose to forget they ever knew Artie Lee. Willie Black finds his father's final resting place in Evergreen, an abandoned cemetery on the east side of Richmond where full-grown trees and thickets obscure memorials to people who, like Artie Lee, are long-forgotten. Willie soon discovers that the almost-impenetrable wilderness of Evergreen is a metaphor for his search for Artie. Artie Lee, a saxophonist and race man who did not suffer bigots gladly, died in a car crash. Willie knew that. When he starts figuratively digging, though, he finds out more than he really wanted to know. Arthur Meeks and Archangel Bright, Artie's friends back in the day, don t seem that eager to talk about him, but Willie keeps pumping them. Eventually, he'll discover how a double-homicide at a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1960 connects with an auto wreck on a deserted road a year later. It's not like Willie has plenty of extra time to unearth a story he might not even be able to write. In addition to covering the always-thriving Richmond crime scene, he's now assigned by his newspaper's most recent boy publisher to do a daily feature from the city's past. Who can blame him if he starts mixing a little fiction with the history?
Member of
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10786113
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owen, Howard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.W552
LC item number
E94 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Willie Black mystery
Series volume
8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cemeteries
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Fathers
  • Journalists
Target audience
adult
Label
Evergreen, Howard Owen
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
23 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781579625733
Lccn
2019003024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1076801148
  • (OCoLC)1076801148
Label
Evergreen, Howard Owen
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
23 cm.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781579625733
Lccn
2019003024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1076801148
  • (OCoLC)1076801148

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