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The Resource Dodgers, Bill Beverly

Dodgers, Bill Beverly

Label
Dodgers
Title
Dodgers
Statement of responsibility
Bill Beverly
Creator
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Beverly (On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover's America) makes his fiction debut with a dazzling crime novel that's equal parts coming-of-age tale à la Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and travelogue à la Kerouac. East, a 15-year old gang member from South L.A., sets out for Wisconsin with three other teenage boys at the behest of his uncle, on a mission to kill a key witness in an upcoming trial. Along for the ride is East's brother, Ty, an emotionless killer at 13. The revelations experienced by the young men as they drive cross-country through America's heartland are life changing, and in some cases, life ending. The narrative is simultaneously coldhearted and lyrical. For example, the dark, abandoned houses in a neighborhood known as the Boxes are described as "a row of loose teeth," and planes flash "like blades" in the morning sky. Readers won't soon forget East and his bloody journey of self-discovery and, ultimately, salvation. Agent: Alia Hanna Habib, McCormick & Williams. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
  • Sent by his uncle along with his hotheaded brother and other teens to kill a major witness, East, a young gang member from Los Angeles, finds his perspectives changed by his encounters outside of the city
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Summary
East, a Los Angeles gang member who works as a lookout, is only 16 when he's sent to Wisconsin as part of a group to kill a witness hiding out there. Along with three other teens (including his younger brother), he must traverse an entirely alien America, where as young black men they stand out far more than they did in L.A. Observant and cautious, East is a complex character, one who is good at what he does but not entirely hardened by his life. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016.
  • Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel of the Year, 2016
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Mystery or Thriller, 2016.
  • New Blood Dagger Award, 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10461299
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
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Beverly, William
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E8443
LC item number
D63 2016b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Large type books
  • Gangs
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Dodgers, Bill Beverly
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
ocn952139194
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
449 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494184
Lccn
2016027693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)952139194
Label
Dodgers, Bill Beverly
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
ocn952139194
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
449 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494184
Lccn
2016027693
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)952139194

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