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The last great road bum, Héctor Tobar

Label
The last great road bum
Title
The last great road bum
Statement of responsibility
Héctor Tobar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Last Great Road Bum, Héctor Tobar turns the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador into the great American novel for our times. Joe Sanderson died in pursuit of a life worth writing about. He was, in his words, a 'road bum,' an adventurer and a storyteller, belonging to no place, people, or set of ideas. He was born into a childhood of middle-class contentment in Urbana, Illinois and died fighting with guerillas in Central America. With these facts, acclaimed novelist and journalist Héctor Tobar set out to write what would become The Last Great Road Bum. A decade ago, Tobar came into possession of the personal writings of the late Joe Sanderson, which chart Sanderson's freewheeling course across the known world, from Illinois to Jamaica, to Vietnam, to Nigeria, to El Salvador - a life determinedly an adventure, ending in unlikely, anonymous heroism. The Last Great Road Bum is the great American novel Joe Sanderson never could have written, but did truly live - a fascinating, timely hybrid of fiction and nonfiction that only a master of both like Héctor Tobar could pull off."--Provided by publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10892532
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tobar, Héctor
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.O22
LC item number
L37 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sanderson, Joe
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Wayfaring life
  • Wayfaring life
  • Wayfaring life
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Wayfaring life
  • El Salvador
  • United States
Label
The last great road bum, Héctor Tobar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpages
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
on1119987010
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780374183424
Lccn
2020003424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030096592
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1119987010
Label
The last great road bum, Héctor Tobar
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpages
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
on1119987010
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 396 pages
Isbn
9780374183424
Lccn
2020003424
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030096592
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1119987010

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