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The Resource Cuyahoga, Pete Beatty, (electronic resource)

Cuyahoga, Pete Beatty, (electronic resource)

Label
Cuyahoga
Title
Cuyahoga
Statement of responsibility
Pete Beatty
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Beatty, Pete
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E2632
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Sons
  • Brothers
  • Tall tales
  • Families
  • Cuyahoga River (Ohio)
  • Ohio City (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Cleveland (Ohio)
  • Ohio
Label
Cuyahoga, Pete Beatty, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982155575
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00807608
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
84CF02C8-0003-4632-9A9B-5FDB3617AF9A
System control number
(OCoLC)1159758567
Label
Cuyahoga, Pete Beatty, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982155575
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00807608
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
84CF02C8-0003-4632-9A9B-5FDB3617AF9A
System control number
(OCoLC)1159758567

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