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The Resource Flying shoes : a novel, Lisa Howorth

Flying shoes : a novel, Lisa Howorth

Label
Flying shoes : a novel
Title
Flying shoes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Howorth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Byrd Thornton could understand how a reporter couldn't resist the story: a nine-year-old boy sexually molested and killed on Mother's Day, 1966. A suspect to whom nothing would stick. A neighborhood riddled with secrets. No one, especially the bungling or complicit authorities, had been able to solve the crime. Now, thirty years later, the reporter's call will reel a reluctant Mary Byrd from Mississippi back to Virginia where she must confront her family--and, once again, the murder's irremovable stain of tragedy. Lisa Howorth's remarkable Flying Shoes is a work of fiction, but the murder is based on the still-unsolved case of her stepbrother, a front page story in the Washington Post. And yet this is not a crime novel; it is an honest and luminous story of a particular time and place in the South, where even calamitous weather can be a character, everyone has a story, and all are inextricably entwined. With a flamboyant cast, splendid dark humor, a potent sense of history, and a shocking true story at its heart, Flying Shoes is a rich and candid novel from a fresh new southern voice about family and memory and one woman's flight from a wounded past"--
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DLC
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Howorth, Lisa
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Sexually abused boys
  • Murder
Label
Flying shoes : a novel, Lisa Howorth
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862148954
Isbn
9781620403013
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862148954
Label
Flying shoes : a novel, Lisa Howorth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862148954
Isbn
9781620403013
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862148954

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