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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
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lazar, Zachary
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.A969
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louisiana State Penitentiary
  • Louisiana State Penitentiary
  • FICTION
Label
Vengeance : a novel, Zachary Lazar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013742919
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781936787784
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1051729
  • 9a56e6d8-e11e-422e-8189-216d47d33439
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013742919
Label
Vengeance : a novel, Zachary Lazar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013742919
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781936787784
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 1051729
  • 9a56e6d8-e11e-422e-8189-216d47d33439
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013742919

Library Locations

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