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The Resource A shout in the ruins : a novel, Kevin Powers

A shout in the ruins : a novel, Kevin Powers

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A shout in the ruins : a novel
Title
A shout in the ruins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Powers
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Author
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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?--
Summary
A sweeping and dramatic novel that spans 100 years and is set in Virginia during the Civil War and a century beyond explores the brutal legacy of violence and exploitation in American society as it examines the fates of the inhabitants of Beauvais Plantation and their descendants
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Amazon
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10657941
Cataloging source
YDX
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Powers, Kevin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Plantations
  • Plantation owners
  • Slavery
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
Label
A shout in the ruins : a novel, Kevin Powers
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
356 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316523141
Lccn
bl2018072267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1003312929
Label
A shout in the ruins : a novel, Kevin Powers
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
356 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780316523141
Lccn
bl2018072267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1003312929

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