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The Resource The cold millions : a novel, Jess Walter

The cold millions : a novel, Jess Walter

Label
The cold millions : a novel
Title
The cold millions
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jess Walter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Orphans Gig and Rye Dolan don't have a penny to their names. The brothers work grueling, odd jobs each day just to secure a meal, and spend nights sleeping wherever they can with other day laborers. Twenty-three-year-old Gig is a passionate union man, fighting for fair pay and calling out the corrupt employers who exploit the working class. Eager to emulate his older brother, Rye follows suit, though he can't quite muster Gig's passion for the cause. But when Rye's turn on the soap box catches the eye of well-known activist and suffragette Elizabeth Gurley, he is swept into the world of labor activism--and dirty business. With his brother's life on the line, Rye must evade the barbaric police force, maneuver his way out of the clutches of a wealthy businessman--and figure out for himself what he truly stands for. The Cold Millions is a stunning portrait of class division and familial bonds. In this masterful historical take on the enduring saga of America's economic divide, Jess Walter delivers nothing less than another "literary miracle" (NPR)"--
  • The Dolans live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked job agencies. Rye yearns for a steady job and a home; his older brother, Gig, dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. Enter Ursula the Great, a vaudeville singer who performs with a live cougar and introduces the brothers to a far more dangerous creature: a mining magnate determined to keep his wealth and his hold on Ursula. Rye finds himself drawn to a fearless activist and feminist named Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, who is on an I.W.W. fundraising tour. Soon he will be forced to decide where he stands. -- adapted from jacket
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction, 2020.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10921178
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walter, Jess
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A4722834
LC item number
C65 2020
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Coal miners
  • Labor unions
  • Labor movement
  • Irish Americans
  • Washington (State)
  • Brothers
  • Orphans
  • Activism
  • FICTION / Westerns
  • FICTION / Political
  • FICTION / Historical / General
Label
The cold millions : a novel, Jess Walter
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 edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062868084
Lccn
2020000620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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System control number
(OCoLC)1135914020
Label
The cold millions : a novel, Jess Walter
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 edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780062868084
Lccn
2020000620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1135914020

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