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The Resource Highwire moon : a novel, Susan Straight

Highwire moon : a novel, Susan Straight

Label
Highwire moon : a novel
Title
Highwire moon
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Straight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this story, Susan Straight takes us back to the multiracial area of southern California that is, in Faulkner's phrase, her "postage stamp of soil." As in her highly acclaimed earlier novels, she has created a world of richly imagined characters struggling to retain their dignity and humanity in an often brutal environment." "Serafina is fifteen, a Mexican Indian girl desperate to leave her impoverished existence in Oaxaca. Emigrating illegally to California, adrift on her own, she becomes involved with Larry Foley, a feckless trucker and occasional speed freak. When a baby daughter, Elvia, is born, Serafina cares for her tenderly until the day she is forcibly separated from her child and deported. Elvia, who has known nothing but sheltering love, is thrust into foster care. Eventually reclaimed by her father, she shares his chaotic life until she becomes pregnant at fifteen. In a frenzy of fear and despair, she is filled with an overwhelming need to find her mother. Her quest leads her into the world of migrant farm labor, where bitter toil, violence, and sexual predation make clear how little has changed since the Joad family harvested the grapes of wrath."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Straight, Susan
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.T6795
LC item number
H54 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Illegal aliens
  • Birthmothers
  • California
Label
Highwire moon : a novel, Susan Straight
Instantiates
Publication
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
45243327
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780618056149
Lccn
00053878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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Label
Highwire moon : a novel, Susan Straight
Publication
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
45243327
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780618056149
Lccn
00053878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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