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The Resource Ocean state, Stewart O'Nan

Ocean state, Stewart O'Nan

Label
Ocean state
Title
Ocean state
Statement of responsibility
Stewart O'Nan
Title variation
Ocean State
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the first line of Ocean State, we learn that a high school student was murdered, and we find out who did it. The story that unfolds from there with incredible momentum is thus one of the build-up to and fall-out from the murder, told through the alternating perspectives of the four women at its heart. Angel, the murderer, Carol, her mother, and Birdy, the victim, all come alive on the page as they converge in a climax both tragic and inevitable. Watching over it all is the retrospective testimony of Angel's younger sister Marie, who reflects on that doomed autumn of 2009 with all the wisdom of hindsight. Angel and Birdy love the same teenage boy, frantically and single mindedly, and are moved by the intensity of their feelings to extremes neither could have anticipated. O'Nan's expert hand paints a fully realized portrait of these women, but also weaves a compelling and heartbreaking story of working-class life in Ashaway, Rhode Island. Propulsive, haunting, and deeply rendered, Ocean State is a masterful novel by one of our greatest storytellers"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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11045194
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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O'Nan, Stewart
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.N316
LC item number
O28 2022
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • Sisters
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Murder
  • City and town life
  • Rhode Island
Label
Ocean state, Stewart O'Nan
Instantiates
Publication
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 Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780802159274
Lccn
2021062771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Ocean state, Stewart O'Nan
Publication
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 Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9780802159274
Lccn
2021062771
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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