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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 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
Detroit Lakes Public Library HOL (Text) 33500013635701 New Available -
Hawley Public Library HOL (Text) 33500013635719 New Available -
Roseau Public Library HOL (Text) 35500006603623 New Checked out 08/24/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593189719
  • ISBN: 059318971X
  • ISBN: 9780593542170
  • ISBN: 0593542177
  • Physical Description: 432 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"An adrenaline-fueled story of lives upended and transformed by an unprecedented catastrophe To all appearances, the Larsen-Hall family has everything: healthy children, a stable marriage, a lucrative career for Brantley, and the means for Daphne to pursue her art full-time. Their deluxe new Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna-the world's first category 6 hurricane-upends everything they have taken for granted. When the storm makes landfall, it triggers a descent of another sort. Their home destroyed, two of its members missing, and finances abruptly cut off, the family finds everything they assumed about their lives now up for grabs. Swept into a mass rush of evacuees from across the American South, they are transported hundreds of miles to a FEMA megashelter where their new community includes an insurance-agent-turned-drug dealer, a group of vulnerable children, and a dedicated relief worker trying to keep the peace. Will "normal" ever return? A suspenseful read plotted on a vast national tapestry, The Displacements thrillingly explores what happens when privilege is lost and resilience is tested in a swiftly changing world"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 June #1
    *Starred Review* Holsinger (The Gifted School, 2019) takes on the impending climate crisis in this new addition to the burgeoning cli-fi genre. A record category 6 hurricane is projected to hit Miami with very little advance notice. The Larsen-Hall family prepares for the quick evacuation of their $2 million dollar home as the patriarch and main provider, Dr. Brantley Hall, is rushed away to accompany a medivac evacuation. The family of two young children, a 19-year-old stepson, and a dog is subsequently led by wife and mother Daphne, who inadvertently leaves all their monetary resources in her purse on the driveway to be washed away along with the whole of the city. Hurricane Luna then swells and takes out most of Houston. The resulting displaced mass of humanity from two devastated American cities makes its way to megashelters erected at various locations across flyover states. The Larsen-Hall family finds itself on Tooley Farm in Oklahoma, left to scrape together what little they have left to survive. Holsinger collects America's flaws and scant empathy in this breakneck novel. Issues of opioid addiction, toxic masculinity, microaggressions, and limited resource-sharing make for compressed yet monumental circumstances within the perimeter of Tooley Farm. This bleak but resilient view of a harsh future surely entertains, and it also hearkens to hope. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Bruce Holsinger is the author of The Gifted School, which won the Colorado Book Award. He teaches at the University of Virginia and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. 
 

Subject: Hurricanes > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Public shelters > Fiction.
Families.
Hurricanes.
Life change events.
Missing persons.
Public shelters.
Hurricanes > Fiction.
Natural disasters > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Air raid shelters > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Novels.

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