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The Resource The lonesome trials of Johnny Riles, Gregory Hill

The lonesome trials of Johnny Riles, Gregory Hill

Label
The lonesome trials of Johnny Riles
Title
The lonesome trials of Johnny Riles
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Hill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Praise for East of Denver:"Hill gives up plenty of laughs to go with the pain. a fine first novel from a writer with a great sense of character."--Booklist"One of this summer's most pleasant surprises."-Austin American-Statesman"A slow burn, but by the end it's burning hot. This is writing on a par with that of top-flight black-comic novelists like Sam Lipsyte and Jess Walter."-Lev Grossman"A witty, snarky, thoroughly enjoyable read."-Portland Book Review"A keen, at times riveting, understanding of the absurdities and freedoms of small-town isolation and the dying way of life that was once the American standard."-Shelf Awareness"[An] agreeable, offbeat debut novel. Quirkily satisfying."-Kirkus"An eye for detail, an ear for dialogue, and a knack for storytelling distinguish this unflinching novel of rural America."-Publishers Weekly. Johnny Riles is in a rough patch. He's lonesome, he's drunk, and someone's murdered his horse. He spends his days searching-for the mysterious killer, for his brother's soul, for a sober reason to live. In this off-kilter tale spun out with dry humor, Johnny delves beneath stark Western landscapes both literal and figurative to unearth the truths behind his nightmares. Gregory Hill lives, writes, and makes music on the Colorado High Plains, and is a book buyer for the University of Denver library. He was the 2012 Boulder County Artist in Residence; his previous novel, East of Denver (2012, Dutton), won the 2013 Colorado Book Award for Literary Fiction and the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award"--
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10429034
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Hill, Gregory W.
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.I4293
LC item number
L66 2015
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Country life
  • Alcoholics
  • West (U.S.)
  • Country life
Label
The lonesome trials of Johnny Riles, Gregory Hill
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Publication
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
ocn897946307
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781935248675
Lccn
2014044516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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map
System control number
(OCoLC)897946307
Label
The lonesome trials of Johnny Riles, Gregory Hill
Publication
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
ocn897946307
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781935248675
Lccn
2014044516
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)897946307

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