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The Resource Texas summer : a novel, by Terry Southern

Texas summer : a novel, by Terry Southern

Label
Texas summer : a novel
Title
Texas summer
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Terry Southern
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's Texas in the 1950s, and twelve year old Harold Stevens is heading hell-bent for thirteen, away from the comfort of his mother's care to the realities of the world beyond. Grandfather would gladly initiate him into the world's ways, but his lessons are more prattle than practical. Harold's older friends dare him into danger and expose him to new{u2014}and not always edifying{u2014}experiences. But his real mentor is C.K., the twenty-three-year-old black hired hand on his father's farm.Together they fish for the legendary catfish down at the local pond, dare bulls, pick gage from among the wild cactus, and carefully dry it and store it for future use. C.K. takes Harold with him when he run errands in town, and brings him into the mysterious black world beyond the railroad tracks.There Harold learns of C.K.'s big brother, "Big Nail" Emmet, doing time for murder, and of Big Nail's wife, Cora Lee. There is a fraying bond between the two brothers that Harold senses but cannot really fathom. Until one day the two brothers meet in a macabre, ritualistic dance of death--Jacket
Cataloging source
VIA
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
Texas summer : a novel, by Terry Southern
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
29209759
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Arcade pbk. ed.
Extent
174 p.
Isbn
9781559702157
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995.
Label
Texas summer : a novel, by Terry Southern
Publication
Control code
29209759
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Arcade pbk. ed.
Extent
174 p.
Isbn
9781559702157
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995.

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