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The Resource The travelers : a novel, Regina Porter

The travelers : a novel, Regina Porter

Label
The travelers : a novel
Title
The travelers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Regina Porter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Meet James Samuel Vincent -- an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father's philandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie. Claudia's mother -- Agnes Miller Christie -- is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road that propels her into a new life in the Bronx. Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an aircraft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead becomes his life anchor as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again. These unforgettable characters' lives intersect with a cast of lovers and friends: the unapologetic black lesbian who finds her groove in 1970s Berlin; a moving man stranded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, during a Thanksgiving storm; two half brothers who meet as adults in a crayon factory; and a Coney Island waitress whose Prince Charming is too good to be true. Written with piercing humor, exacting dialogue, and a beautiful sense of place, Regina Porter's debut is both an intimate family portrait and a sweeping exploration of what it means to be American today
Summary
A first novel by an award-winning playwright follows the experiences of two American families, one black and one white, against a backdrop of historical events from the 1950s through the first year of Barack Obama's presidency
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781504
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Regina
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3616.O784
  • PS3616.O785
LC item number
  • T73 2019
  • T73 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 890
  • 890
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • African American families
Target audience
adult
Label
The travelers : a novel, Regina Porter
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
309 pages
Isbn
9780525576198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1103606179
  • (OCoLC)1103606179
Label
The travelers : a novel, Regina Porter
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
309 pages
Isbn
9780525576198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1103606179
  • (OCoLC)1103606179

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