The Resource Friendswood : a novel, Rene Steinke

Friendswood : a novel, Rene Steinke

Label
Friendswood : a novel
Title
Friendswood
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Rene Steinke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A big, moving novel of one tight-knit Texas community and the events that alter its residents' lives forever. Friendswood, Texas, is a small Gulf Coast town of church suppers, oil rigs on the horizon, hurricane weather, and high school football games. When tragedy rears its head with an industrial leak that kills and sickens residents, it pulls on the common thread that runs through the community, intensifying everything. From a confused sixteen-year-old girl beset by visions, to a high school football star tormented by his actions, to a mother galvanized by the death of her teen daughter, to a morally bankrupt father trying to survive his mistakes, Rene; Steinke explores what happens when families are trapped in the ambiguity of history's missteps-when the actions of a few change the lives and well-being of many. Driving the narrative powerfully forward is the suspenseful question of the fates of four Friendswood families, and Steinke's striking insight and empathy. Inspired in part by the town where she herself grew up, this layered, propulsive, psychologically complex story is poignant proof that extreme public events, as catastrophic as they might seem, must almost always pale in comparison to the intimate personal experiences and motivations of grief, love, lust, ambition, anxiety, and regret"--
  • "A big, moving novel of one tight-knit Texas community and the events that alter its residents' lives forever"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinke, Rene
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T37926
LC item number
F75 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Label
Friendswood : a novel, Rene Steinke
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn875554631
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781594632518
Lccn
2014012106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875554631
  • (Sirsi) a1746859
Label
Friendswood : a novel, Rene Steinke
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn875554631
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781594632518
Lccn
2014012106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875554631
  • (Sirsi) a1746859

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