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The Resource The Standard Grand, Jay Baron Nicorvo

The Standard Grand, Jay Baron Nicorvo

Label
The Standard Grand
Title
The Standard Grand
Statement of responsibility
Jay Baron Nicorvo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When an Army trucker goes AWOL before her third deployment, she ends up sleeping in Central Park. There, she meets a Vietnam vet and widower who inherited a tumbledown Borscht Belt resort. Converted into a halfway house for homeless veterans, the Standard--and its two thousand acres over the Marcellus Shale Formation--is coveted by a Houston-based multinational company. Toward what end, only a corporate executive knows. With three violent acts at its center--a mauling, a shooting, a mysterious death decades in the past--and set largely in the Catskills, The Standard Grand spans an epic year in the lives of its diverse cast: a female veteran protagonist, a Mesoamerican lesbian landman, a mercenary security contractor keeping secrets and seeking answers, a conspiratorial gang of combat vets fighting to get peaceably by, and a cougar--along with appearances by Sammy Davis, Jr. and Senator Al Franken. All of the characters--soldiers, civilians--struggle to discover that what matters most is not that they've caused no harm, but how they make amends for the harm they've caused. The Standard Grand confronts a glaring cultural omission: the absence of women in our war stories. Like the best of its characters--who aspire more to goodness than greatness--this American novel hopes to darn a hole or two in the frayed national fabric"--
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Title
The standard grand
Creator
Summary
A homeless AWOL female soldier is embroiled in a violent land dispute involving a Vietnam veteran's halfway house on property coveted by a multinational company, a conflict that involves a host of diverse characters in sinister attacks and a decades-old murder
Subject
Genre
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10559670
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.I3548
LC item number
S73 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Jay Baron Nicorvo
The Standard Grand, Jay Baron Nicorvo

Library Locations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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