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The Resource Vengeance : a novel, Zachary Lazar

Vengeance : a novel, Zachary Lazar

Label
Vengeance : a novel
Title
Vengeance
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Lazar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Zachary Lazar's powerful and important novel was inspired by a passion play, The Life of Jesus Christ, he witnessed at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. As someone who writes "fiction, nonfiction, sometimes a hybrid of both," the narrator of Vengeance, a character much like Lazar himself, tries to accurately view a world he knows is "beyond the limits of my small understanding." In particular, he tries to unravel the truth behind the supposed crime of an inmate he meets and befriends, Kendrick King, who is serving a life sentence at Angola for murder. As the narrator attempts to sort out what happened in King's life--paying visits to his devoted mother, his estranged young daughter and her mother, his girlfriend, his brother, and his cousin--the writer's own sense of identity begins to feel more and more like a fiction. He is one of the "free people" while Kendrick, who studies theology and philosophy, will never get his only wish, expressed plainly as "I just need to get out of here." The dichotomy between their lives forces the narrator to confront the violence in his own past, and also to reexamine American notions of guilt and penance, racial bias, and the inherent perversity of punitive justice"--cover
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lazar, Zachary
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.A969
LC item number
V46 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louisiana State Penitentiary
  • Louisiana State Penitentiary
  • Prisoners
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Angola (La.)
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Prisoners
  • Louisiana
Label
Vengeance : a novel, Zachary Lazar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn988857402
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781936787777
Lccn
2017938491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988857402
Label
Vengeance : a novel, Zachary Lazar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn988857402
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781936787777
Lccn
2017938491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988857402

Library Locations

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