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The Resource May the road rise up to meet you : a novel, Peter Troy

May the road rise up to meet you : a novel, Peter Troy

Label
May the road rise up to meet you : a novel
Title
May the road rise up to meet you
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Troy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An engrossing, epic American drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War. Four unique voices; two parallel love stories; one sweeping novel rich in the history of nineteenth century America. This remarkable debut draws from the great themes of literature--famine, war, love, and family--as it introduces four unforgettable characters. Ethan McOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the Five Points at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to join the famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer. Marcella, a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionate abolitionist. Mary and Micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connection and embark on a tumultuous path to freedom. All four lives unfold in two beautiful love stories, which eventually collide. Written in gorgeous language that subtly captures the diverse backgrounds of each character and interspersed with letters, journals, and dreams, this unforgettable story, rendered in cinematic detail, is about having faith in life's great meaning amidst its various tangles"--Provided by publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Michael Shaara Prize for Excellence in Civil War Fiction, 2013
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10044057
Cataloging source
DLC
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Troy, Peter
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.R685
LC item number
M39 2012
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Target audience
adult
Label
May the road rise up to meet you : a novel, Peter Troy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780385534482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011019543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 726620702
  • (OCoLC)726620702
Label
May the road rise up to meet you : a novel, Peter Troy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780385534482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011019543
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 726620702
  • (OCoLC)726620702

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