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The Resource The concrete : a novel, Daniel Abbott

The concrete : a novel, Daniel Abbott

Label
The concrete : a novel
Title
The concrete
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Abbott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set on the gritty southeast side of Grand Rapids, Michigan, an impoverished area known for drugs and violence, The Concrete centers around the home of Jackson and Mae Carter, foster parents of two boys--Isaac, who is white, and Miles, who is black--who share dark and intersecting histories that neither one is aware of. As the boys try to escape the grim reality of the violent streets (i.e. "the concrete") in different ways--Isaac through basketball, Miles though music--the novel shifts back and forth in time, in the process revealing the story of an entangled community plagued by trauma and death, trying to confront the ghosts of its past, and seize a better life. A multi-point-of-view work of realistic and often graphic literary fiction, The Concrete grapples with the effects of childhood trauma on teens, lost dreams, human sexuality, and the difficulties of marriage
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbott, Daniel
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.B362
LC item number
C66 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Street life
  • Foster children
  • Neighborhoods
  • Poor
  • Grand Rapids (Mich.)
Label
The concrete : a novel, Daniel Abbott
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
sky293628051
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781632460707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
rc 02/19
System control number
(Sirsi) a1804619
Label
The concrete : a novel, Daniel Abbott
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
sky293628051
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9781632460707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
rc 02/19
System control number
(Sirsi) a1804619

Library Locations

    • KDL Cascade Twp. BranchBorrow it
      2870 Jacksmith Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49546, US
      42.9117597 -85.5043438
    • KDL Kentwood (Richard L. Root) BranchBorrow it
      4950 Breton SE, Kentwood, MI, 49508, US
      42.8734607 -85.5964298
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