The Resource May the road rise up to meet you : a novel, Peter Troy, (electronic resource)

May the road rise up to meet you : a novel, Peter Troy, (electronic resource)

Label
May the road rise up to meet you : a novel
Title
May the road rise up to meet you
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Troy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An engrossing, epic American drama told from four distinct perspectives, spanning the first major wave of Irish immigration to New York through the end of the Civil War. Four unique voices; two parallel love stories; one sweeping novel rich in the history of nineteenth century America. This remarkable debut draws from the great themes of literature--famine, war, love, and family--as it introduces four unforgettable characters. Ethan McOwen is an Irish immigrant whose endurance is tested in Brooklyn and the Five Points at the height of its urban destitution; he is among the first to join the famed Irish Brigade and becomes a celebrated war photographer. Marcella, a society girl from Spain, defies her father to become a passionate abolitionist. Mary and Micah are slaves of varying circumstances, who form an instant connection and embark on a tumultuous path to freedom. All four lives unfold in two beautiful love stories, which eventually collide. Written in gorgeous language that subtly captures the diverse backgrounds of each character and interspersed with letters, journals, and dreams, this unforgettable story, rendered in cinematic detail, is about having faith in life's great meaning amidst its various tangles"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Troy, Peter
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.R685
LC item number
M39 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
United States
Label
May the road rise up to meet you : a novel, Peter Troy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=366F26AF-92D3-402C-BC83-C4685A07A72F
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (388 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534499
Isbn Type
(eBook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780302468
Label
May the road rise up to meet you : a novel, Peter Troy, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=366F26AF-92D3-402C-BC83-C4685A07A72F
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (388 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385534499
Isbn Type
(eBook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)780302468

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