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The Resource Oliver Loving, Stefan Merrill Block

Oliver Loving, Stefan Merrill Block

Label
Oliver Loving
Title
Oliver Loving
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Merrill Block
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One warm West Texas November night, a shy boy named Oliver Loving joins his classmates at Bliss Township School's annual dance, hoping for a glimpse of the object of his unrequited affections, an enigmatic junior named Rebekkah Sterling. But as the music plays, a troubled young man sneaks in through the school's back door. The dire choices this man makes that evening -- and the unspoken story he carries -- will tear the town of Bliss, Texas, apart. Nearly ten years later, Oliver Loving still lies wordless and paralyzed at Crockett State Assisted Care Facility, the fate of his mind unclear. Orbiting the still point of Oliver's hospital bed is a family transformed: Oliver's mother, Eve, who keeps desperate vigil; Oliver's brother, Charlie, who has fled for New York City only to discover he cannot escape the gravity of his shattered family; Oliver's father, Jed, who tries to erase his memories with bourbon. And then there is Rebekkah Sterling, Oliver's teenage love, who left Texas long ago and still refuses to speak about her own part in that tragic night. When a new medical test promises a key to unlock Oliver's trapped mind, the town's unanswered questions resurface with new urgency, as Oliver's doctors and his family fight for a way for Oliver to finally communicate -- and so also tell the truth of what really happened that fateful night." --
Assigning source
From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Block, Stefan Merrill
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.L643
LC item number
O45 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • City and town life
  • Families
  • Paralytics
  • Paralytics
  • City and town life
  • Families
  • Life change events
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / Small Town & Rural
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
Oliver Loving, Stefan Merrill Block
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
ocn988299533
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9781250169730
Lccn
2017041748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988299533
Label
Oliver Loving, Stefan Merrill Block
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
ocn988299533
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
395 pages
Isbn
9781250169730
Lccn
2017041748
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988299533

Library Locations

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