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The Resource Whisper down the lane, Clay McLeod Chapman

Whisper down the lane, Clay McLeod Chapman

Label
Whisper down the lane
Title
Whisper down the lane
Statement of responsibility
Clay McLeod Chapman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Richard doesn't have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah's elementary school, and the dream of becoming a real artist some day. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears on the school playground with a birthday card for Richard tucked beneath it. Richard is shocked; he doesn't have a birthday... but Sean does. Sean is a six-year-old boy in 1980s Virginia. His father has just walked out and his mother is juggling multiple jobs on food stamps. Meanwhile, all the grown-ups in his life seem worried. Cult leaders, serial killers, and stranger danger is on the rise, with moral crusaders and televangelists stoking the fires of panic. In this pressure cooker environment, Sean's school sends a note to parents alerting them that a teacher is under investigation. Sean likes Mr. Woodhouse, but when his mother asks if the bruises caused by the school bully were really caused by Mr. Woodhouse, a few small lies spiral into a terrible tragedy. Now, thirty years later, those lies are coming back to haunt Richard, because someone knows who he really is - and they're out for revenge. Inspired by the McMartin preschool trial and the Satanic Panic of the '80s, the critically praised author of The Remaking delivers a nuanced portrait of parenthood and mass hysteria."--Provided by publisher
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10952979
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chapman, Clay McLeod
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H36
LC item number
W55 2021
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Art teachers
  • Hysteria (Social psychology)
  • Ritual abuse
  • Satanism
  • Revenge
Target audience
adult
Label
Whisper down the lane, Clay McLeod Chapman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reading group guide, and a reading and viewing list
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
301 pages
Isbn
9781683692157
Lccn
2020047601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1175678941
  • (OCoLC)1175678941
Label
Whisper down the lane, Clay McLeod Chapman
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reading group guide, and a reading and viewing list
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
301 pages
Isbn
9781683692157
Lccn
2020047601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1175678941
  • (OCoLC)1175678941

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