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The Resource The hollow ground : a novel, Natalie S. Harnett

The hollow ground : a novel, Natalie S. Harnett

Label
The hollow ground : a novel
Title
The hollow ground
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Natalie S. Harnett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set amongst the deadly coal mine fires of 1960s Pennsylvania, The Hollow Ground is an extraordinary debut that will "grab you by the brisket and not let go." (Gary Shteyngart) "We walk on fire or air, so Daddy liked to say. Basement floors too hot to touch. Steaming green lawns in the dead of winter. Sinkholes, quick and sudden, plunging open at your feet."The underground mine fires ravaging Pennsylvania coal country have forced Brigid Howley and her family to seek refuge with her estranged grandparents, the formidable Gram and the Black Lung stricken Gramp. Tragedy is no stranger to the Howleys, a proud Irish-American clan who takes strange pleasure in the "curse" laid upon them generations earlier by a priest who ran afoul of the Molly Maguires. The weight of this legacy rests heavily on a new generation, when Brigid, already struggling to keep her family together, makes a grisly discovery in a long-abandoned bootleg mine shaft. In the aftermath, decades' old secrets threaten to prove just as dangerous to the Howleys as the burning, hollow ground beneath their feet. Inspired by real-life events in now-infamous Centralia and the equally devastated town of Carbondale, The Hollow Ground is an extraordinary debut with an atmospheric, voice-driven narrative and an indelible sense of place. Not since To Kill a Mockingbird has a young character been so heartbreakingly captivating. A "powerful story of love and survival" (Pulitzer Prize finalist David Gates), Harnett's novel is a must-read for lovers of literary fiction"--
Summary
Moving in with her estranged grandparents when the underground mine fires of 1960s Pennsylvania ravage her coal-county home, Irish-American Brigid Howley makes a grisly discovery in a long-abandoned bootleg mine shaft that reveals decades-old secrets
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307935
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harnett, Natalie S
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A7495
LC item number
H27 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Irish Americans
  • Coal mine accidents
Target audience
adult
Label
The hollow ground : a novel, Natalie S. Harnett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781250041982
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013046181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 857982224
  • (OCoLC)857982224
Label
The hollow ground : a novel, Natalie S. Harnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 320 pages
Isbn
9781250041982
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013046181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 857982224
  • (OCoLC)857982224

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