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  • 0 of 6 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 6 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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36 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library TOW (Text) 33500013468517 New On holds shelf -
Detroit Lakes Public Library TOW (Text) 33500013468491 New Checked out 11/05/2021
Detroit Lakes Public Library TOW (Text) 33500013475918 New In transit -
LARL Cataloging LARL92829 (Text) LARL92829 New On order -
Moorhead Public Library TOW (Text) 33500013468509 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library TOW (Text) 33500013475926 New In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735222359
  • ISBN: 0735222355
  • Physical Description: 576 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Viking, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction-to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 August #1
    *Starred Review* Massive but light on its feet, this playfully thought-provoking novel from Towles (A Gentleman in Moscow, 2016) follows a young man newly released from a juvenile work camp through 10 eventful days in 1954. Convicted of accidentally killing a classmate who was taunting him, 18-year-old Emmett Watson has been released a few months early because of his father's death, and is transported home to Nebraska by the camp's warden, who unknowingly brings along two work-camp stowaways in the trunk of his car. Just as Emmett is about to head west along the transcontinental Lincoln Highway with his solemn eight-year-old brother, Billy, stowaways Duchess and Woolly take off toward New York with Emmett's prized baby-blue Studebaker, in which Emmett has hidden all the money he has in the world. Emmett and Billy hop a boxcar in pursuit, in a convoluted chase that involves a vagabond named Ulysses, Emmett's neighbor Sally, a circus, the author of Billy's favorite book, and an Adirondack hunting lodge. Towles, paying more than a passing nod to Huckleberry Finn, juggles the pieces of his plot deftly, shifting from voice to voice, skirting sentimentality and quirkiness with a touch of wistful regret, and leading up to an ending that is bound to provoke discussion. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The millions of readers Towles reached with the mega-selling A Gentleman in Moscow will be thrilled to see something new from the author. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Brothers > Fiction.
Ex-convicts > Fiction.
Escaped prisoners > Fiction.
Railroad travel > Fiction.
United States > History > 1953-1961 > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / General.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
FICTION / Crime.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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