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The Resource Presidio : a novel, Randy Kennedy

Presidio : a novel, Randy Kennedy

Label
Presidio : a novel
Title
Presidio
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Randy Kennedy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Set in the 1970s in the vast and arid landscape of the Texas panhandle, this darkly comic and stunningly mature literary debut tells the story of a car thief and his brother who set out to recover some stolen money and inadvertently kidnap a Mennonite girl who has her own reasons for being on the run. Troy Falconer returns home after years of working as a solitary car thief to help his younger brother, Harlan, search for his wife, who has run away with the little money he had. When they steal a station wagon for the journey, the brothers accidentally kidnap Martha Zacharias, a Mennonite girl asleep in the back of the car. Martha turns out to be a stubborn survivor who refuses to be sent home, so together these unlikely road companions attempt to escape across the Mexican border, pursued by the police and Martha's vengeful father. The story is told partly through Troy's journal, in which he chronicles his encounters with con artists, down-and-outers, and roadside philosophers, people looking for fast money, human connection, or a home long since vanished. The journal details a breakdown that has left Troy unable to function in conventional society; he is reduced to haunting motels, stealing from men roughly his size, living with their possessions in order to have none of his own and all but disappearing into their identities. With a page-turning plot about a kidnapped child, gorgeously written scenes that probe the soul of the American West, and an austere landscape as real as any character, Presidio packs a powerful punch of anomie, dark humor, pathos, and suspense
  • 1970s, in the Texas panhandle. Troy Falconer returns home after years of working as a solitary car thief to help his younger brother, Harlan, search for his wife, who has run away with the little money he had. When they steal a station wagon for the journey, the brothers accidentally kidnap Martha Zacharias, a Mennonite girl asleep in the back of the car. Martha turns out to be a stubborn survivor who refuses to be sent home. The trio attempts to escape across the Mexican border, pursued by the police and Martha's vengeful father. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
Two brothers in the 1970s Texas panhandle steal a car to search for one's wife who ran off with their tiny amount of money and accidentally kidnap a Mennonite girl who was asleep in the backseat
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10689989
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Randy
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.E6
LC item number
M7 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • Kidnapping
  • Runaway wives
  • Texas Panhandle (Tex.)
  • Automobile thieves
  • Brothers
  • Runaway wives
  • Automobile thieves
  • Brothers
  • Kidnapping
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
Presidio : a novel, Randy Kennedy
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
ocn993623882
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781432860769
Lccn
2017032629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028446155
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)993623882
Label
Presidio : a novel, Randy Kennedy
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
ocn993623882
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9781432860769
Lccn
2017032629
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028446155
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)993623882

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