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The Resource All Joe Knight : a novel, Kevin Morris

All Joe Knight : a novel, Kevin Morris

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All Joe Knight : a novel
Title
All Joe Knight
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Morris
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Language
eng
Summary
"A prominent figure in the entertainment world who has turned to fiction in the last decade, Kevin Morris received wide literary acclaim with his story collection White Man's Problems, praised by David Carr as "remarkable" and Tom Perrotta as "revelatory." Now Morris cements his place as a bold new voice in American literature with his muscular debut novel, All Joe Knight. 1961. Outside Philadelphia, a soon-to-be father runs into a telephone pole while driving drunk; nine months later, his widow dies in a smashed up T-Bird. From the start, the orphaned Joe Knight is a blank slate. Taken in by a kindly aunt in a tough-skinned suburb, Joe finds his family in high school with the Fallcrest basketball team--the kind of team that comes around once in a lifetime. White guys, black guys, speed, height, raw athleticism, every element is perfectly in synch. All these kids want, all they dream of, is to make it to the Palestra, UPenn's cathedral of college basketball. Fast-forward thirty years. Joe is newly divorced with one daughter and certain he is unfit for love. Ever since selling the ad firm he built from the ground up for millions, he's been wiling away his time teaching at a local business school and going to strip clubs, the only place where he can quiet his mind. But then he hears from Chris Scully, a former Fallcrest teammate who is now District Attorney. The Justice Department is sniffing around the deal that got Joe rich years ago--a deal he cut every member of the basketball team into, except for Scully. As the details about Joe's possible transgression are unreeled, he is forced to face the emptiness inside himself and a secret that has haunted him for decades"--
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Title
All Joe Knight
Creator
Summary
A debut novel by the critically acclaimed author of White Man's Problems follows the experiences of a hardscrabble youth in 1960s Philadelphia who finds both his salvation and undoing in a multiracial basketball team that engages in a dubious business deal
Subject
Genre
Story line
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10543264
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6223
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.O7737
LC item number
A35 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Kevin Morris
All Joe Knight : a novel, Kevin Morris

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      43.19289 -70.876331
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