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The Resource Friendswood, René Steinke

Friendswood, René Steinke

Label
Friendswood
Title
Friendswood
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René Steinke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A big, moving novel of one tight-knit Texas community and the events that alter its residents' lives forever. Friendswood, Texas, is a small Gulf Coast town of church suppers, oil rigs on the horizon, hurricane weather, and high school football games. When tragedy rears its head with an industrial leak that kills and sickens residents, it pulls on the common thread that runs through the community, intensifying everything. From a confused sixteen-year-old girl beset by visions, to a high school football star tormented by his actions, to a mother galvanized by the death of her teen daughter, to a morally bankrupt father trying to survive his mistakes, Rene; Steinke explores what happens when families are trapped in the ambiguity of history's missteps-when the actions of a few change the lives and well-being of many. Driving the narrative powerfully forward is the suspenseful question of the fates of four Friendswood families, and Steinke's striking insight and empathy. Inspired in part by the town where she herself grew up, this layered, propulsive, psychologically complex story is poignant proof that extreme public events, as catastrophic as they might seem, must almost always pale in comparison to the intimate personal experiences and motivations of grief, love, lust, ambition, anxiety, and regret
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Steinke, Rene
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Literary form
fiction
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  • Communities
  • Families
  • Industrial accidents
  • Texas
Label
Friendswood, René Steinke
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Publication
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"A novel" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
37827054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9781594632518
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37827054
  • (Sirsi) 37827054
Label
Friendswood, René Steinke
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel" --Cover
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
37827054
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9781594632518
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 37827054
  • (Sirsi) 37827054

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