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The Resource The Standard Grand, Jay Baron Nicorvo

The Standard Grand, Jay Baron Nicorvo

Label
The Standard Grand
Title
The Standard Grand
Statement of responsibility
Jay Baron Nicorvo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When an Army trucker goes AWOL before her third deployment, she ends up sleeping in Central Park. There, she meets a Vietnam vet and widower who inherited a tumbledown Borscht Belt resort. Converted into a halfway house for homeless veterans, the Standard--and its two thousand acres over the Marcellus Shale Formation--is coveted by a Houston-based multinational company. Toward what end, only a corporate executive knows. With three violent acts at its center--a mauling, a shooting, a mysterious death decades in the past--and set largely in the Catskills, The Standard Grand spans an epic year in the lives of its diverse cast: a female veteran protagonist, a Mesoamerican lesbian landman, a mercenary security contractor keeping secrets and seeking answers, a conspiratorial gang of combat vets fighting to get peaceably by, and a cougar--along with appearances by Sammy Davis, Jr. and Senator Al Franken. All of the characters--soldiers, civilians--struggle to discover that what matters most is not that they've caused no harm, but how they make amends for the harm they've caused. The Standard Grand confronts a glaring cultural omission: the absence of women in our war stories. Like the best of its characters--who aspire more to goodness than greatness--this American novel hopes to darn a hole or two in the frayed national fabric"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicorvo, Jay Baron
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Women soldiers
  • Veterans
  • Women veterans
  • Mountain resorts
  • Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Standard Grand, Jay Baron Nicorvo
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 358 pages cm
Isbn
9781250108944
Lccn
2016046600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947146205
  • (OCoLC)ocn947146205
  • 323976
Label
The Standard Grand, Jay Baron Nicorvo
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 358 pages cm
Isbn
9781250108944
Lccn
2016046600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)947146205
  • (OCoLC)ocn947146205
  • 323976

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