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The Resource Three-fifths, John Vercher

Three-fifths, John Vercher

Label
Three-fifths
Title
Three-fifths
Statement of responsibility
John Vercher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A compelling and timely debut novel from an assured new voice: Three-Fifths is about a biracial black man, passing for white, who is forced to confront the lies of his past while facing the truth of his present when his best friend, just released from prison, involves him in a hate crime. Pittsburgh, 1995. The son of a black father he's never known, and a white mother he sometimes wishes he didn't, twenty-two-year-old Bobby Saraceno is passing for white. Raised by his bigoted maternal grandfather, Bobby has hidden his truth from everyone, even his best friend and fellow comic-book geek, Aaron, who has just returned home from prison a hardened racist. Bobby's disparate worlds collide when his and Aaron's reunion is interrupted by a confrontation where Bobby witnesses Aaron assault a young black man with a brick. Fearing for his safety and his freedom, Bobby must keep his secret from Aaron and conceal his unwitting involvement in the hate crime from the police. But Bobby's delicate house of cards crumbles when his father enters his life after more than twenty years. Three-Fifths is a story of secrets, identity, violence and obsession with a tragic conclusion that leaves all involved questioning the measure of a man, and was inspired by the author's own experiences with identity as a biracial man during his time as a student in Pittsburgh amidst the simmering racial tension produced by the L.A. Riots and the O.J. Simpson trial in the mid-nineties
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vercher, John
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.E734
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racially mixed people
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Hate crimes
  • Hate crimes
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Racially mixed people
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Pennsylvania
Label
Three-fifths, John Vercher
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781947993822
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9707F494-3121-4E7E-BA67-4A72C0E7ACD4
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1107797327
  • on1107797327
  • 3256555
Label
Three-fifths, John Vercher
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781947993822
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9707F494-3121-4E7E-BA67-4A72C0E7ACD4
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1107797327
  • on1107797327
  • 3256555

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