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Cuyahoga / Pete Beatty ; [illustrations by Adam Villacin].

Beatty, Pete, (author.). Villacin, Adam, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mahnomen Public Library BEA (Text) 33500013295035 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library BEA (Text) 33500013295027 New Checked out 11/07/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982155551
  • ISBN: 1982155558
  • Physical Description: 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Big Son is a spirit of the times--the times being 1837. Behind his broad shoulders, shiny hair, and church-organ laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself. The feats of this proto-superhero have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but very little in the way of fortune. And without money, Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe (who may or may not want to be his wife, honestly). In pursuit of a steady wage, our hero hits the (dirt) streets of Ohio City and Cleveland, the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West. Their rivalry reaches a boil over the building of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River--and Big stumbles right into the kettle. The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs, and multiple ruined weddings. Narrating this ... tale is Medium Son--known as Meed--apprentice coffin maker, almanac author, orphan, and the younger brother of Big. Meed finds himself swept up in the action, and he is forced to choose between brotherly love and his own ambitions"-- Provided by publisher.
Author Notes

Pete Beatty is a Cleveland-area native. He has taught writing at Kent State University and the University of Alabama. He currently works at the University of Alabama Press. He lives with his wife in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Cuyahoga is his first novel.

Subject: Sibling rivalry > Fiction.
Sons > Fiction.
Brothers > Fiction.
Tall tales > Fiction.
Families > Ohio > Fiction.
Cuyahoga River (Ohio) > Fiction.
Ohio City (Cleveland, Ohio) > Fiction.
Cleveland (Ohio) > Fiction.
Ohio > History > 1787-1865 > Fiction.
Genre: Tall tales.
Domestic fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Historical fiction.

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