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The Resource The school on Heart's Content Road, Carolyn Chute

The school on Heart's Content Road, Carolyn Chute

Label
The school on Heart's Content Road
Title
The school on Heart's Content Road
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Chute
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The school on Heart's Content Road spirals out from the story of Mickey Gammon, a disaffected fifteen-year-old dropout who has been evicted from his home by his overwrought half-brother. With the help of his new friend, Rex York, the captain of the local militia, Mickey is introduced to the secretive world of the Settlement. Run by a man known to many as 'The Prophet,' the Settlement is a rural cooperative in alternative energy, farm produce, and locally made goods. Falsely demonized by the media as a compound of sin, the Settlement's true nature remains foreign to outsiders. It is at the Settlement where Mickey's life collides with that of another deserted child, six-year-old Jane--a cunning, beautiful girl of mixed race, whose mother is in jail on trumped-up drug charges. 'Secret Agent' Jane prowls the Settlement in her heart-shaped sunglasses, imagining that her childish plans to bring down the community will reunite her with her mother. As they struggle to adjust to their new, complex surrogate family, Mickey and Jane witness the mounting unrest within the Settlement's ranks, which soon builds to a shocking and devastating crescendo. Vehement and poetic, The School on Heart's Content Road questions the nature of family, struggle, and authority in an intensely diverse nation. It is an urgent plea from the disenfranchised who, though disregarded and shoved to the fringes of society, refuse to be silenced
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H87
LC item number
S36 2008
Literary form
fiction
Label
The school on Heart's Content Road, Carolyn Chute
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
sky200412304
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780871139870
Lccn
2009291067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780871139870
Label
The school on Heart's Content Road, Carolyn Chute
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
sky200412304
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780871139870
Lccn
2009291067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780871139870

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