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The Resource Visible empire, Hannah Pittard

Visible empire, Hannah Pittard

Label
Visible empire
Title
Visible empire
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Pittard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From a writer who "deserves the attention of anyone in search of today's best fiction"* comes an epic novel--based on true events--of wealth, race, grief, and love, charting one sweltering summer in Atlanta that left no one unchanged (*Washington Post) ... It's a humid summer day when the phones begin to ring: disaster has struck. Air France Flight 007, which had been chartered to ferry home more than one hundred of Atlanta's cultural leaders following a luxurious arts-oriented tour of Europe, crashed shortly after takeoff in Paris. In one fell swoop, most of the city's wealthiest residents perished. Left behind were children, spouses, lovers, friends, and a city on the cusp of great change: the Civil Rights movement was at its peak, the hedonism of the 60s was at its doorstep. In Hannah Pittard's dazzling and most ambitious novel yet, she gives us the journeys of those who must now rebuild this place and their lives. Mayor Ivan Allen is tasked with the job of keeping the city moving forward. Nineteen-year-old Piedmont Dobbs, who had been denied admission to an integrated school, senses a moment of opportunity. Robert, a newspaper editor, must decide if he can reconnect with his beloved but estranged wife, Lily, who has learned that her wealthy parents left her penniless. Visible Empire is the story of a single sweltering summer, and of the promise and hope that remains in the wake of crisis. It's the story of a husband and wife--Robert and Lily--who don't truly come to understand each other and their love, until their city's chaos drives them to clarity"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.I8845
LC item number
V57 2018
Literary form
fiction
Label
Visible empire, Hannah Pittard
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn994429779
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780544748064
Lccn
2017046216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)994429779
Label
Visible empire, Hannah Pittard
Publication
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
ocn994429779
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780544748064
Lccn
2017046216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)994429779

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