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The Resource The lake on fire, Rosellen Brown

The lake on fire, Rosellen Brown

Label
The lake on fire
Title
The lake on fire
Statement of responsibility
Rosellen Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After more than a decade, Rosellen Brown, author of ten celebrated books, is back with a gritty, absorbing, and deeply felt novel. The Lake on Fire is an epic narrative that begins among immigrants on a failing Wisconsin farm. Chaya and her strange, brilliant, little brother Asher depart for Chicago only to discover that the Gilded Age is as empty a façade as the beautiful Columbian Exposition attracting thousands to Lake Michigan's shore. They scrape together a meager living--she in a cigar factory; he, roaming the city and stealing books and jewelry to share with the poor, until they find different paths of escape. Chaya's becomes a deeply conflicted love story and Asher, haunted by his loyalty to the Fair's abandoned workers, is responsible for an astonishing terrorist act. The abandoned Fair burns to the ground as the city goes on with its usual business in this profound narrative that resonates eerily with today's news"--
Summary
Fleeing antisemitism in Russia, Chaya and her brilliant brother Asher escape a failing farm in Wisconsin for Chicago, only to discover that the Gilded Age is as empty a facade as the beautiful Columbian Exposition attracting thousands to Lake Michigan's shore. Chaya's becomes a deeply conflicted love story and Asher, haunted by his loyalty to the Fair's abandoned workers, is responsible for an astonishing terrorist act. The abandoned Fair burns to the ground as the city goes on as usual
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10736818
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Rosellen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.R7
LC item number
L35 2018
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Jewish children
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Wisconsin
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The lake on fire, Rosellen Brown
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781946448231
Lccn
2017058702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019833302
  • (OCoLC)on1019833302
  • 606893
Label
The lake on fire, Rosellen Brown
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781946448231
Lccn
2017058702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019833302
  • (OCoLC)on1019833302
  • 606893

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