The Resource A shout in the ruins, Kevin Powers ; read by Robert Petkoff

A shout in the ruins, Kevin Powers ; read by Robert Petkoff

Label
A shout in the ruins
Title
A shout in the ruins
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Powers ; read by Robert Petkoff
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning over one hundred years, from the antebellum era to the 1980's, A Shout in the Ruins examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation outside of Richmond, Virginia. When war arrives, the master of Beauvais, Anthony Levallios, foresees that dominion in a new America will be measured not in acres of tobacco under cultivation by his slaves, but in industry and capital. A grievously wounded Confederate veteran loses his grip on a world he no longer understands, and his daughter finds herself married to Levallois, an arrangement that feels little better than imprisonment. And two people enslaved at Beauvais plantation, Nurse and Rawls, overcome impossible odds to be together, only to find that the promise of coming freedom may not be something they will live to see. Seamlessly interwoven is the story of George Seldom, a man orphaned by the storm of the Civil War, looking back from the 1950s on the void where his childhood ought to have been. Watching the government destroy his neighborhood to build a stretch of interstate highway through Richmond, he travels south in an attempt to recover his true origins. With the help of a young woman named Lottie, he goes in search of the place he once called home, all the while reckoning with the more than 90 years he lived as witness to so much that changed during the 20th century, and so much that didn't. As we then watch Lottie grapple with life's disappointments and joys in the 1980's, now in her own middle-age, the questions remain: How do we live in a world built on the suffering of others? And can love exist in a place where for 400 years violence has been the strongest form of intimacy?
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Powers, Kevin
Dewey number
813.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Robert Petkoff
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Petkoff, Robert
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  • Plantations
  • Plantation owners
  • Slavery
  • Race relations
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A shout in the ruins, Kevin Powers ; read by Robert Petkoff
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Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged audio edition.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781549198403
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZPcdc5
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A shout in the ruins, Kevin Powers ; read by Robert Petkoff
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged audio edition.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781549198403
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
ZPcdc5
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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