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The Resource The black snow : a novel, Paul Lynch

The black snow : a novel, Paul Lynch

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The black snow : a novel
Title
The black snow
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paul Lynch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The startling new novel from a brilliant young Irish novelist on the rise, who "has a sensational gift for a sentence" (Colum McCann on Red Sky in Morning ). In Donegal in the spring of 1945, a farmhand runs into a burning barn and does not come out alive. The farm's owner, Barnabas Kane, can only look on as his friend dies and all 43 of his cattle are destroyed in the blaze. Following the disaster, the bull-headed and proudly self-sufficient Barnabas is forced to reach out to the community for assistance. But resentment simmers over the farmhand's death, and Barnabas and his family begin to believe their efforts at recovery are being sabotaged. Barnabas is determined to hold firm. Yet his teenage son struggles under the weight of a terrible secret, and his wife is suffocated by the uncertainty surrounding their future. As Barnabas fights ever harder for what is rightfully his, his loved ones are drawn ever closer to a fate that should never have been theirs. In The Black Snow , Paul Lynch takes the pastoral novel and--with the calmest of hands---tears it apart. With beautiful, haunting prose, Lynch illuminates what it means to live through crisis, and puts to the test our deepest certainties about humankind
Summary
After his farmhand and cattle are destroyed in a barn fire in Donegal, proud Barnabas Kane is forced to reach out to the community for help only to be met with resentment and sabotage, while his teenage son struggles with a terrible secret and his wife is suffocated by the uncertainty of their future
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10415376
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynch, Paul
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fire
  • Disaster victims
Target audience
adult
Label
The black snow : a novel, Paul Lynch
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Quercus Editions Ltd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20395090
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780316376419
Lccn
2014955834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn908256834
  • (OCoLC)908256834
Label
The black snow : a novel, Paul Lynch
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in the United Kingdom by Quercus Editions Ltd
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20395090
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780316376419
Lccn
2014955834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn908256834
  • (OCoLC)908256834

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