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The Resource October light, John Gardner ; with an introduction by Tom Bissell

October light, John Gardner ; with an introduction by Tom Bissell

Label
October light
Title
October light
Statement of responsibility
John Gardner ; with an introduction by Tom Bissell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Stubborn, cranky, and conservative, 72-year-old James Page has reached the breaking point with his obstinate, sober, and progressive older sister, Sally Abbot. So, he takes a twelve-gauge shotgun to her color television and chases her up to her room, where she finds herself locked in with only a trashy novel to read, and only apples to eat. Gardner uses the escalation of their colossal feud as a crucible in which he stirs pop culture, New England ethics, myths about the American Revolution, political extremes, and family tragedy and from which he extracts his own hilarious, gothic portrait of a rural Vermont community."--P. [4] of cover
Member of
Award
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, 1976.
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028977
Cataloging source
DLC
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1933-1982
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Gardner, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.A712
LC item number
O25 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
Series volume
1019
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  • Brothers and sisters
  • Rural families
  • Older people
  • Mentally ill
  • Poor women
  • Farm life
  • Vermont
  • Widows
Target audience
adult
Label
October light, John Gardner ; with an introduction by Tom Bissell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published clothbound by Alfred A. Knopf in 1976"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 399 pages
Isbn
9780811216371
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 60776777
  • (OCoLC)60776777
Label
October light, John Gardner ; with an introduction by Tom Bissell
Publication
Note
"First published clothbound by Alfred A. Knopf in 1976"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xv, 399 pages
Isbn
9780811216371
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 60776777
  • (OCoLC)60776777

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