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The Resource Onward toward what we're going toward, Ryan Bartelmay

Onward toward what we're going toward, Ryan Bartelmay

Label
Onward toward what we're going toward
Title
Onward toward what we're going toward
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Bartelmay
Title variation
Onward toward what we are going toward
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set over the last half of the twentieth century, Onward Toward What We're Going Toward is the epic story of the decline and fall of an American family. Postwar newlyweds Chic and Diane Waldbeeser are determined to carve out a life for themselves and their son, Lomax, in Middleville, Illinois, but when ten-year old Lomax dies, Chic and Diane take refuge in religion, haiku poetry, doll collecting, food, and bowling as they try to make sense of their overwhelming grief and guilt. Paralleling their story is that of Chic's older brother Buddy. Haunted by the suicide of his father, Buddy struggles to make a life with his exotic, naive wife, Lijy-who is hiding a devastating secret of her own-while attempting to introduce the residents of Middleville to vegetarianism and Ayurveda massage, an unusual endeavor in midcentury Middle America. Coming headlong out of Las Vegas in the 1990s and bound for Peoria, Illinois, are Green Geneseo, a retired, widowed bank teller, and Mary Norwood, an aging pool hustler, looking for one last swing at the American Dream. The couple sideswipes the life of the now aged and widowed Chic, offering him one last chance to right a life that has been filled with sadness and tragedy."--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bartelmay, Ryan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A838455
LC item number
O59 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Sagas
  • FICTION / Historical
  • United States
Label
Onward toward what we're going toward, Ryan Bartelmay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn812258595
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781935439776
Lccn
2013015756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812258595
  • (Sirsi) a1715008
Label
Onward toward what we're going toward, Ryan Bartelmay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn812258595
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9781935439776
Lccn
2013015756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)812258595
  • (Sirsi) a1715008

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