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The Resource Cuyahoga : a novel, Pete Beatty

Cuyahoga : a novel, Pete Beatty

Label
Cuyahoga : a novel
Title
Cuyahoga
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Pete Beatty
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of The Millions and BuzzFeed's Most Anticipated Books A spectacularly inventive debut novel that reinvents the tall tale for our times--"Cuyahoga defies all modest description...[it] is ten feet tall if it's an inch, and it's a ramshackle joy from start to finish" (Brian Phillips, author of Impossible Owls). Big Son is a spirit of the times--the times being 1837. Behind his broad shoulders, shiny hair, and church-organ laugh, Big Son practically made Ohio City all by himself. The feats of this proto-superhero have earned him wonder and whiskey toasts but very little in the way of fortune. And without money, Big cannot become an honest husband to his beloved Cloe (who may or may not want to be his wife, honestly). In pursuit of a steady wage, our hero hits the (dirt) streets of Ohio City and Cleveland, the twin towns racing to become the first great metropolis of the West. Their rivalry reaches a boil over the building of a bridge across the Cuyahoga River--and Big stumbles right into the kettle. The resulting misadventures involve elderly terrorists, infrastructure collapse, steamboat races, wild pigs, and multiple ruined weddings. Narrating this "deliriously fun" (Brian Phillips) tale is Medium Son--known as Meed--apprentice coffin maker, almanac author, orphan, and the younger brother of Big. Meed finds himself swept up in the action, and he is forced to choose between brotherly love and his own ambitions. His uncanny voice--plain but profound, colloquial but surprisingly poetic--elevates a slapstick frontier tale into a screwball origin myth for the Rust Belt. In Cuyahoga, tragedy and farce jumble together in a riotously original voice. Evoking the Greek classics and the Bible alongside nods to Looney Tunes, Charles Portis, and Flannery O'Connor, Pete Beatty has written a rollicking revisionist (mid)Western with universal themes of family and fate--an old, weird America that feels brand new
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TEFOD
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Beatty, Pete
Dewey number
813/.6
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LC call number
PS3602.E2632
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by Feodor Chin
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Chin, Feodor
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  • Sibling rivalry
  • Sons
  • Brothers
  • Tall tales
  • Families
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Cuyahoga River (Ohio)
  • Ohio City (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
  • Ohio
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Label
Cuyahoga : a novel, Pete Beatty
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unknown
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (06 hr., 47 min., 13 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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Isbn
9781797114743
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computer
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rdamedia
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
Stock number
B7F8E3B7-F64B-4884-9E97-79EEFBBDCA97
System control number
(OCoLC)1199073569
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Label
Cuyahoga : a novel, Pete Beatty
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (06 hr., 47 min., 13 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781797114743
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
B7F8E3B7-F64B-4884-9E97-79EEFBBDCA97
System control number
(OCoLC)1199073569
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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