The Resource Angels of Detroit, Christopher Hebert

Angels of Detroit, Christopher Hebert

Label
Angels of Detroit
Title
Angels of Detroit
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Hebert
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Once an example of American industrial might, Detroit has gone bankrupt, its streets dark, its storefronts vacant. Miles of city blocks lie empty, saplings growing through the cracked foundations of abandoned buildings. In razor-sharp, beguiling prose, Angels of Detroit draws us into the lives of multiple characters struggling to define their futures in this desolate landscape: a scrappy group of activists trying to save the city with placards and protests; a curious child who knows the blighted city as her own personal playground; an elderly great-grandmother eking out a community garden in an oil-soaked patch of dirt; a carpenter with an explosive idea of how to give the city a new start; a confused idealist who has stumbled into debt to a human trafficker; a weary corporate executive who believes she is doing right by the city she remembers at its prime--each of their desires is distinct, and their visions for a better city are on a collision course. In this propulsive, masterfully plotted epic, an urban wasteland whose history is plagued with riots and unrest is reimagined as an ambiguous new frontier--a site of tenacity and possible hope. Driven by struggle and suspense, and shot through with a startling empathy, Christopher Hebert's magnificent second novel unspools an American story for our time"--
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Cataloging source
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Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E727
LC item number
A84 2016
Literary form
fiction
Angels of Detroit, Christopher Hebert
Label
Angels of Detroit, Christopher Hebert
Publication
Note
"A novel."
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn918283771
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9781632863638
Lccn
2015050463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918283771

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