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The Resource A life for a life : a novel, Ernest Hill

A life for a life : a novel, Ernest Hill

Label
A life for a life : a novel
Title
A life for a life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In A Life for a Life, Ernest Hill explores the volatile emotional terrain of a black youth's coming of age in rural Louisiana. When a local drug dealer threatens to kill D'Ray Reid's kid brother unless he comes up with $100 within an hour, D'Ray decides to hold up a convenience store in a nearby town. The young clerk at the cash register attempts to foil the robbery and in the scuffle D'Ray shoots and kills him. What follows is an absorbing drama in which D'Ray becomes a fugitive with a lengthening resume of violent crime. Yet it is ultimately in the person of Henry Earl, the slain boy's father, that D'Ray sees his future. When he is forced to reckon with his destruction of the boy's family, D'Ray finds that Henry Earl is his only advocate and the person who will ask of him what no one, not even his family, had ever asked before."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Ernest
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3558.I3875
LC item number
L54 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American families
  • Fathers and sons
  • African Americans
  • Louisiana
Label
A life for a life : a novel, Ernest Hill
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
38853979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780684822785
Lccn
98017554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A life for a life : a novel, Ernest Hill
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
38853979
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780684822785
Lccn
98017554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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