The Resource The essay : a novel, Robin Yocum, (electronic resource)

The essay : a novel, Robin Yocum, (electronic resource)

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The essay : a novel
Title
The essay
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robin Yocum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
?Yocum writes like the reporter he used to be. He's observant and still has his eye for detail and nuance.??Richmond Times-Dispatch Jimmy Lee Hickam grew up along Red Dog Road, a dead-end strip of gravel and mud buried deep in the bowels of Appalachian Ohio. It is the poorest road, in the poorest county, in the poorest region of the state. To make things worse, the name Hickam is synonymous with trouble. Jimmy Lee hails from a heathen mix of thieves, moonshiners, drunkards, and general anti-socials that for decades have clung to both the hardscrabble hills and the iron bars of every jail cell in the region. This life, Jimmy Lee believes, is his destiny, someday working with his drunkard father at the sawmill, or sitting next to his arsonist brother in the penitentiary. There aren't many options if your last name is Hickam. An inspiring coach and Jimmy Lee's ability to play football are the only things motivating him to return for his junior year of high school, until his visionary English teacher cuts him a break and preserves his eligibility for the coming football season. To thank her, Jimmy Lee writes a winning essay in the high school writing contest. When irate parents and the baffled administration claim he has cheated, his teacher is inspired to take his writing talent as far as it can go, showing him the path out of the hills of Appalachia. Terrific characterizations, surprising revelations, gut-wrenching past betrayals, and an unforgettable cast of characters born of the dusty, worn-out landscape of southeastern Ohio make The Essay a powerful, evocative, and incredibly moving novel
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yocum, Robin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3625.O29
LC item number
E87 2012eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • High school athletes
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Authorship
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Authorship
  • High school athletes
  • Manners and customs
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Teenage boys
  • Appalachian Region
  • Appalachian Region
  • Ohio
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The essay : a novel, Robin Yocum, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
Content category
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Control code
ocn822229321
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Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611458497
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(OCoLC)822229321
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The essay : a novel, Robin Yocum, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn822229321
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781611458497
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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(OCoLC)822229321

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