Coverart for item
The Resource Make me a city : a novel, Jonathan Carr

Make me a city : a novel, Jonathan Carr

Label
Make me a city : a novel
Title
Make me a city
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Carr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A propulsive debut of visionary scale, Make Me a City embroiders fact with fiction to tell the story of Chicago's 19th century, tracing its rise from frontier settlement to industrial colossus. The tale begins with a game of chess--and on the outcome of that game hinges the destiny of a great city. From appalling injustice springs forth the story of Chicago, and the men and women whose resilience, avarice, and altruism combine to generate a moment of unprecedented civic energy. A variety of irresistible voices deliver the many strands of this novel: those of Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable, the long-unheralded founder of Chicago; John Stephen Wright, bombastic speculator and booster; and Antje Hunter, the first woman to report for the Chicago Tribune . The stories of loggers, miners, engineers, and educators teem around them and each claim the narrative in turns, sharing their grief as well as their delight. As the characters, and their ancestors, meet and part, as their possessions pass from hand to hand, the reader realizes that Jonathan Carr commands a grand picture, one that encompasses the heartaches of everyday lives as well as the overarching ideals of what a city and a society can and should be . Make Me a City introduces us to a novelist whose talent and ambition are already fully formed
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carr, Jonathan
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6103.A72726
LC item number
M35 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
Label
Make me a city : a novel, Jonathan Carr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1037884227
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781250294012
Lccn
2018021728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037884227
Label
Make me a city : a novel, Jonathan Carr
Publication
Copyright
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
on1037884227
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781250294012
Lccn
2018021728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037884227

Library Locations

    • Stevens Memorial Library (North Andover)Borrow it
      345 Main Street, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.6961299 -71.1263305
Processing Feedback ...