The Resource Prince Edward : a novel, Dennis McFarland

Prince Edward : a novel, Dennis McFarland

Label
Prince Edward : a novel
Title
Prince Edward
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dennis McFarland
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The profound coming-of-age story of a young boy growing up in rural Virginia, and the historic summer that would change his life forever During the summer of 1959, Virginia's Prince Edward County is entirely consumed by passionate resistance against, and in other corners, support for, the desegregation of schools as mandated by Brown v. Board of Education. Benjamin Rome, the ten-year-old son of a chicken farmer in one of the county's small townships, struggles to comprehend the furor that surrounds him, even as he understands the immorality of racial prejudice. Within his own family, opinions are sharply divided, and it is against this charged backdrop that Ben spends the summer working with his friend Burghardt, a black farmhand, under the predatory gaze of Ben's grandfather. While the elders of Prince Edward focus on closing the schools, life ambles on, and Ben grows closer to his pregnant sister, Lainie, and his troubled older brother, Al, while also coming to recognize the painful and inherent limitations of his friendship with Burghardt. Evocative and written with lush historical detail, Prince Edward is a refreshing bildungsroman by bestselling author Dennis McFarland, and a striking portrait of the social upheaval in the American South on the eve of the civil rights movement
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C3629
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Prince Edward : a novel, Dennis McFarland
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn872612490
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781480465084
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6e7f81cc-d42e-4de2-b982-77429ec122fd
Publisher number
EB00174104
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37067680
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)872612490
  • pebc1480465089

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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