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The Resource Ghosts of Tom Joad, Peter Van Buren

Ghosts of Tom Joad, Peter Van Buren

Label
Ghosts of Tom Joad
Title
Ghosts of Tom Joad
Statement of responsibility
Peter Van Buren
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A story about growth, failure, and redemption, Ghosts of Tom Joad traces the rise of the working poor and the don't-have-to-work-rich as it follows the fortunes of the protagonist Earl. A product of the post-Korean War era, Earl witnesses his parents' kitchen table arguments over money-echoed in thousands of other Rust Belt towns-experiences bullying, relishes first kisses, and comes of age and matures as a man before the economic hardships of the 1980s and 1990s wear on his spirit. Earl takes his turn at a variety of low-paying retail jobs in the new economy before becoming mired in homelessness and succumbing to meth, alcohol, and destitution. As he takes a final, metaphorical bus ride, Earl reflects on his past, considering the impact of the war on his father--and, subsequently, on himself--his own demise, and the romance between himself and Angel, which ultimately redeems him. This is a tale about the death of manufacturing, the deindustrialization of America, and a way of life that has been irrevocably lost. Anyone interested in the impact of political and business policy on the American Dream will be drawn to this profound, humorous, and moving novel."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Van Buren, Peter
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class in literature
  • Working class
  • Working class writings, American
Label
Ghosts of Tom Joad, Peter Van Buren
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A story of the #99percent"--Subtitle on cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1549064
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781935462903
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1549064
  • (OCoLC)859187750
Label
Ghosts of Tom Joad, Peter Van Buren
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A story of the #99percent"--Subtitle on cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1549064
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781935462903
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1549064
  • (OCoLC)859187750

Library Locations

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