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The Resource The flicker of old dreams : a novel, Susan Henderson

The flicker of old dreams : a novel, Susan Henderson

Label
The flicker of old dreams : a novel
Title
The flicker of old dreams
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Henderson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mary Crampton has spent all of her thirty years in Petroleum, a small Western town once supported by a powerful grain company. Living at home, she works as the embalmer in her father's mortuary: an unlikely job that has long marked her as an outsider. Yet, to Mary there is a satisfying art to positioning and styling each body to capture the essence of a subject's life. Though some townsfolk pretend that the community is thriving, the truth is that Petroleum is crumbling away--a process that began twenty years ago when an accident in the grain elevator killed a beloved high school athlete. The mill closed for good, the train no longer stopped in town, and Robert Golden, the victim's younger brother, was widely blamed for the tragedy and shipped off to live elsewhere. Now, out of the blue, Robert has returned to care for his terminally ill mother. After Mary--reserved, introspective, and deeply lonely--strikes up an unlikely friendship with him, shocking the locals, she finally begins to consider what might happen if she dared to leave Petroleum. Set in America's heartland, The Flicker of Old Dreams explores themes of resilience, redemption, and loyalty in prose as lyrical as it is powerful.--COVER
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henderson, Susan
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E5274
LC item number
F55 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Undertakers and undertaking
  • City and town life
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
The flicker of old dreams : a novel, Susan Henderson
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
ocn985966661
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780062834072
Lccn
2017011992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985966661
Label
The flicker of old dreams : a novel, Susan Henderson
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
ocn985966661
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780062834072
Lccn
2017011992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)985966661

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