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The Resource Southern Cross the dog, Bill Cheng

Southern Cross the dog, Bill Cheng

Label
Southern Cross the dog
Title
Southern Cross the dog
Statement of responsibility
Bill Cheng
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bonds between three childhood friends are upended by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. In its aftermath, one young man must choose between the lure of the future and the claims of the past. Having lost virtually everything in the fearsome storm—home, family, first love—Robert Chatham embarks on an odyssey that takes him through the deep South, from the desperation of a refugee camp to the fiery and raucous brothel Hotel Beau-Miel and into the Mississippi hinterland, where he joins a crew hired to clear the swamp and build a dam. Along his journey he encounters piano-playing hustlers, ne’er-do-well Klansmen, well-intentioned whores, and a family of fur trappers, the L’Etangs, whose very existence is threatened by the swamp-clearing around them. The L’Etang brothers are fierce and wild but there is something soft about their cousin Frankie, possibly the only woman capable of penetrating Robert’s darkest places and overturning his conviction that he’s marked by the devil
Summary
"When I was a baby child, they put the jinx on me," explains Robert Lee Chatham, a young African-American man from rural Mississippi. Everything he's experienced so far in his short life has lead him to believe he's marked by the Devil -- from his mother's mental illness to his brother's lynching at the hands of a mob. Even Robert's first kiss (with a white girl named Dora) comes just before the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, a disaster that then robs him of everything he holds dear in one fell swoop. In the aftermath of that devastating event, Robert journeys across the deep South, encountering dangers and numerous eccentric characters as he strives to outrun what he's sure is his terrible fate. - Description by Gillian Speace
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Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10176769
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cheng, Bill
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.H4596
LC item number
S68 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Floods
  • Survival
  • Friendship
  • Southern States
  • Mississippi River
  • FICTION / Historical / General
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
Target audience
adult
Label
Southern Cross the dog, Bill Cheng
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20060777
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780062225009
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013409748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Southern Cross the dog, Bill Cheng
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20060777
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780062225009
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013409748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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