The Resource Car trouble : a novel, Robert Rorke

Car trouble : a novel, Robert Rorke

Label
Car trouble : a novel
Title
Car trouble
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Rorke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nicky Flynn is coming of age in 1970's Brooklyn, riding into his sophomore year at St. Michaels, the last hurrah of the Diocesan school system. A budding young actor, Nicky is at once sensitive, resiliant, exasperated, and keenly observant - especially when it comes to his father, Patrick. Undeniably enigmatic, and coasting on vanity, charm, and desperation, "Himself," as Nicky calls his father, is given to picking up old junker cars for cheap at NYPD auctions - each sputtering, tail-finned treasure subsidized by poker games. To Patrick, these chrome glamour tanks are his obsessions, repairable reminders of the past when he was young, and everything seemed new and gleaming and possible - before he had a family. For Nicky, each one is a milestone. Whether it's a harrowing joy ride or a driving lesson, they're unforgettable markers on his path toward an unpredictable future. But as Patrick's compulsions slide into alcoholism and violence, Nicky, his mother, and his sisters brace themselves for an inevitable sharp turn in their rattled lives
Summary
A novel set in 1970s Brooklyn follows teenager Nicky Flynn, a budding young actor, as he deals with his abusive father whose obsession with broken down vintage cars careens wildly out of control
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10733689
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rorke, Robert
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • High school students
  • Alcoholics
  • Violence
  • Families
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Car trouble : a novel, Robert Rorke
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.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780062848499
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Car trouble : a novel, Robert Rorke
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.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780062848499
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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