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Late city : a novel, Robert Olen Butler

Label
Late city : a novel
Title
Late city
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Olen Butler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A visionary and deeply moving novel centered around former newspaperman Sam Cunningham as he prepares to die, Late City covers much of the early twentieth century, unfurling as a conversation between the dying man and a surprising God. As the two review Sam's life, from his childhood in the American South and his time in the French trenches during World War I to a newspaper career in Chicago in the Roaring Twenties and the decades that follow, moments of history are brought sharply into focus. Sam grows up in Louisiana with a harsh father and escapes by enlisting in the army as a sniper. The hardness his father instilled in him helps him make it out of World War I alive, but we come to realize that it also prevents him from contending with the emotional wounds of war. Back in the U.S., Sam moves to Chicago and begins a career as a newspaperman, meets his wife, and has a son, whose fate counters Sam's at almost every turn. As he contemplates his relationships-with his parents, his brothers in arms, his wife, his editor, and most importantly, his son-Sam is amazed at what he still has left to learn about himself after all these years in this heart-rending novel from the Pulitzer Prize winner
Cataloging source
DLC
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Butler, Robert Olen
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Older men
  • Older men
  • Reminiscing in old age
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Veterans
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
Label
Late city : a novel, Robert Olen Butler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1241730527
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780802158826
Lccn
2021032054
Label
Late city : a novel, Robert Olen Butler
Publication
Copyright
Control code
on1241730527
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9780802158826
Lccn
2021032054

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