The Resource Home after dark : a novel, David Small

Home after dark : a novel, David Small

Label
Home after dark : a novel
Title
Home after dark
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Small
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A savage portrayal of male adolescence gone awry, like no other work of recent fiction or film. Wildly kaleidoscopic and furiously cinematic, Home After Dark is a literary tour-de-force that renders the brutality of adolescence in the so-called nostalgic 1950s, evoking classics such as The Lord of the Flies. Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to California in search of a dream. Forced to fend for himself, Russell struggles to survive in Marshfield, a dilapidated town haunted by a sadistic animal killer and a ring of malicious boys who bully Russell for being "queer". Rescued from his booze-swilling father by Wen and Jian Mah, a Chinese immigrant couple who long for a child, Russell betrays them by running away with their restaurant's proceeds
Summary
Thirteen-year-old Russell Pruitt, abandoned by his mother, follows his father to dilapidated 1950s Marshfield, California where he is forced to fend for himself against a ring of malicious bullies
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
Alex Award, 2019.
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10687926
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Small, David
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
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  • Adolescence
  • Self-esteem
  • Families
  • Bullying
  • Teenage boys
  • Masculinity
  • Nineteen fifties
  • California
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Home after dark : a novel, David Small
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780871403155
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Home after dark : a novel, David Small
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780871403155
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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