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The patricide of George Benjamin Hill : a novel, James Charlesworth

Label
The patricide of George Benjamin Hill : a novel
Title
The patricide of George Benjamin Hill
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Charlesworth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From a powerful new literary voice, a sweeping epic of one family and the destructive power of the American Dream All their lives, the children of George Benjamin Hill have fought to escape the shadow of their father, a dust-bowl orphan, self-made millionaire in bedrock American capitalism (fast food and oil), and destroyer of two families on his way to financial success. Now, they are approaching middle age and ruin: A failed ex-minor league ballplayer, divorced and mourning the death of his daughter in Miami; a self-proclaimed CIA veteran, off his meds and deciphering conspiracies in Manhattan; a Las Vegas showgirl turned old maid of The Strip, trying to stay clean; and an Alaskan bush pilot, twice un-indicted for manslaughter and recently thrown off his land by the federal government. While their father takes his place at the center of a national scandal, these estranged siblings find themselves drawn from their four corners of the country, compelled along crowded interstates by resentment and confusion, converging on a 300-acre horse ranch outside Omaha for a final confrontation with the father they never had. Migrating from the suburban anonymity of 1950s San Bernardino, to the frozen end of the world (Alaska circa 1976), and concluding in the background of one of the most horrifying moments in American history, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill spans seventy years of life in America, from the Great Depression to the age of corporate greed and terrorism. It is a literary suspense novel about the decline and consequence of patriarchal society. It is also an intricate family saga of aspiration and betrayal"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Charlesworth, James
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Betrayal
Label
The patricide of George Benjamin Hill : a novel, James Charlesworth
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781510731790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1000049643
  • 674853
  • (OCoLC)1000049643
Label
The patricide of George Benjamin Hill : a novel, James Charlesworth
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
354 pages
Isbn
9781510731790
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1000049643
  • 674853
  • (OCoLC)1000049643

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      47.62407 -117.390642
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