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The Resource Valentine : a novel, Elizabeth Wetmore

Valentine : a novel, Elizabeth Wetmore

Label
Valentine : a novel
Title
Valentine
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Wetmore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Written with the haunting emotional power of Elizabeth Strout and Barbara Kingsolver, an astonishing debut novel that explores the lingering effects of a brutal crime on the women of one small Texas oil town in the 1970s. It's February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town's men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow. In the early hours of the morning after Valentine's Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramírez appears on the front porch of Mary Rose Whitehead's ranch house, broken and barely alive. The teenager had been viciously attacked in a nearby oil field--an act of brutality that is tried in the churches and barrooms of Odessa before it can reach a court of law. When justice is evasive, the stage is set for a showdown with potentially devastating consequences. Valentine is a haunting exploration of the intersections of violence and race, class and region in a story that plumbs the depths of darkness and fear, yet offers a window into beauty and hope. Told through the alternating points of view of indelible characters who burrow deep in the reader's heart, this fierce, unflinching, and surprisingly tender novel illuminates women's strength and vulnerability, and reminds us that it is the stories we tell ourselves that keep us alive."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
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Wetmore, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Small cities
  • Oil industries
  • Odessa (Tex.)
  • Texas
  • Race relations
Label
Valentine : a novel, Elizabeth Wetmore
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
on1105153711
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780063037687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1105153711
Label
Valentine : a novel, Elizabeth Wetmore
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
on1105153711
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780063037687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1105153711

Library Locations

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      555 Washington Street, Paducah, KY, 42003, US
      37.0841169 -88.5988375
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