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The Resource Close your eyes, hold hands : a novel, Chris Bohjalian

Close your eyes, hold hands : a novel, Chris Bohjalian

Label
Close your eyes, hold hands : a novel
Title
Close your eyes, hold hands
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chris Bohjalian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emily Shepard is a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Half a year earlier, a nuclear plant in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom had experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault. Was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to flee their homes in the Kingdom; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the social workers and her classmates after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for herself -- an identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. When Emily befriends a young homeless boy named Cameron, she protects him with a ferocity she didn't know she had. But she still can't outrun her past, can't escape her grief, can't hide forever -- and so she comes up with the only plan that she can
Summary
Living in an igloo of ice and trash bags half a year after a cataclysmic nuclear disaster, Emily, convinced that she will be hated as the daughter of the drunken father who caused the meltdown, assumes a fictional identity while protecting a homeless boy
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10316666
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bohjalian, Chris
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.O495
LC item number
C56 2014b
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Teenage girls
  • Orphans
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Homeless children
  • Nuclear accidents
  • Impersonation
  • Vermont
  • Alcoholics
  • Homelessness
  • Survival
  • Friendship
  • Guilt
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Identity
  • Coming of age
  • Vermont
  • Runaways
  • Homeless children
  • Impersonation
  • Nuclear accidents
  • Orphans
  • Runaway teenagers
  • Teenage girls
  • Vermont
Target audience
adult
Label
Close your eyes, hold hands : a novel, Chris Bohjalian
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
Control code
ocn861206860
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
382 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)861206860
Label
Close your eyes, hold hands : a novel, Chris Bohjalian
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
Control code
ocn861206860
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
382 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)861206860

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