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The Resource Finding Pluck, by Peter Difatta

Finding Pluck, by Peter Difatta

Label
Finding Pluck
Title
Finding Pluck
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Difatta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It is 1995 in North Carolina and high-school student Taylor Hanes is struggling to escape his small-minded dying textile town. He finds his ticket out by being awarded a full-ride Gay and Lesbian Equility Scholarship to a state university. Problem is, he isn't gay. He lied on the application. Abruptly, he is shocked by hometown intolerance, and worse yet, he awakens the wrath of the scholarship's long dead benefactor. Taylor contends with the hauntings as he continues into college. He joins forces with a group of friends who help him investigate why the benefactor is an unsettled spirit. Along with this and his studies, Taylor is also forced to carry out duties related to his scholarship. These requirements enlighten his understanding of the origins and human cost of prejudice and further his resolve to help the restless spirit find answers in order to cross over. The narrative deftly moves between the present and when the benefactor attended college in 1927, the pinnacle of the Jazz Age and a period of great change and moral conflict. As the friends dig deeper, the story draws parallels in the lives of the characters. This is a coming-of-age novel based on actual examples of the culture of prejudice and connects with the heart as well as with the mind."--Back cover
Awards note
First prize winner, William Faulkner Literary Award
Cataloging source
JPL
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Difatta, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • College students
  • North Carolina
  • College students
  • North Carolina
Label
Finding Pluck, by Peter Difatta
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
ocn942760840
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780692375235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1309394
  • (OCoLC)942760840
Label
Finding Pluck, by Peter Difatta
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
ocn942760840
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
401 pages
Isbn
9780692375235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1309394
  • (OCoLC)942760840

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