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The Resource Joe

Joe

Label
Joe
Title
Joe
Statement of responsibility
Larry Brown
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Brilliant . . . Larry Brown has slapped his own fresh tattoo on the big right arm of Southern Lit." —The Washington Post Book World Now a major motion picture starring Nicolas Cage, directed by David Gordon Green. Joe Ransom is a hard-drinking ex-con pushing fifty who just won't slow down—not in his pickup, not with a gun, and certainly not with women. Gary Jones estimates his own age to be about fifteen. Born luckless, he is the son of a hopeless, homeless wandering family, and he's desperate for a way out. When their paths cross, Joe offers him a chance just as his own chances have dwindled to almost nothing. Together they follow a twisting map to redemption—or ruin
Summary
The lives of two men--Joe Ransom, a drinking, gambling, reckless fifty-year-old, and Gary Jones, a luckless fifteen-year-old raised by an evil father and an insane mother, become intertwined in a novel of good, evil, temptation, and sacrifice
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1992.
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017542
Cataloging source
HCO
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1951-2004
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Brown, Larry
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Joe
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7f767b4e-605c-4493-be07-15393c936145
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781565127586
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Joe
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7f767b4e-605c-4493-be07-15393c936145
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781565127586
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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