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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howorth, Lisa
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O95729
LC item number
F59 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalist
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Sexually abused boys
  • Murder
Label
Flying shoes : a novel, Lisa Howorth
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781620403013
Lccn
2013039124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn862148954
  • 688623
Label
Flying shoes : a novel, Lisa Howorth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9781620403013
Lccn
2013039124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn862148954
  • 688623

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