The Resource Desert boys, Chris McCormick

Desert boys, Chris McCormick

Label
Desert boys
Title
Desert boys
Statement of responsibility
Chris McCormick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the tradition of startling debuts such as We, the Animals by Justin Torres, Desert Boys follows the life of Daley Kushner, growing up, coming out, and grappling with the remnants of his childhood in California's Mojave Desert. This series of powerful, linked stories illuminates Daley's world--the family, friends, and community that have both formed and constrained him, and his new life in San Francisco. Back home, the desert preys on those who cannot conform: an alfalfa farmer on the outskirts of town; two young girls whose curiosity leads to danger; a black politician who once served as his school's Confederate mascot; Daley's mother, an immigrant from Armenia; and Daley himself, introspective and queer. Meanwhile, in another desert on the other side of the world, war threatens to fracture Daley's most meaningful--and most fraught--connection to home, his friendship with Robert Karinger. Desert Boys traces the development of towns into cities, of boys into men, and the haunting effects produced when the two transformations overlap. Both a bildungsroman and a portrait of a changing place, the book mines the terrain between the desire to escape and the hunger to belong"--
  • Powerful, linked stories illuminate Daley Kushner's world-- the family, friends, and community in California's Mojave Desert. that have both formed and constrained him, and his new life in San Francisco. Back home, the desert preys on those who cannot conform: an alfalfa farmer on the outskirts of town; two young girls whose curiosity leads to danger; a black politician who once served as his school's Confederate mascot; Daley's mother, an immigrant from Armenia; and Daley himself, introspective and queer. Meanwhile, in another desert on the other side of the world, war threatens to fracture Daley's friendship with Robert Karinger. -- adapted from publisher info
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCormick, Chris
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C38267
LC item number
D47 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • Young men
  • Male friendship
  • City and town life
  • Mojave Desert
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Label
Desert boys, Chris McCormick
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
Contents
Mother, godfather, baby, priest -- The tallest trees in the Antelope Valley -- My uncle's tenant -- Notes for a spotlight on a future president -- You're always a child when people talk about your future -- The stars are faggots, and other reasons to leave -- Habibi -- The immigrants -- The costs and benefits of desert agriculture -- How to revise a play -- Shelter -- The missing antelope of Antelope Valley
Control code
ocn918994721
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781250075505
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026038388
System control number
(OCoLC)918994721
Label
Desert boys, Chris McCormick
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mother, godfather, baby, priest -- The tallest trees in the Antelope Valley -- My uncle's tenant -- Notes for a spotlight on a future president -- You're always a child when people talk about your future -- The stars are faggots, and other reasons to leave -- Habibi -- The immigrants -- The costs and benefits of desert agriculture -- How to revise a play -- Shelter -- The missing antelope of Antelope Valley
Control code
ocn918994721
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
226 pages
Isbn
9781250075505
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015044337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026038388
System control number
(OCoLC)918994721

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