The Resource Beetlecreek; : a novel

Beetlecreek; : a novel

Label
Beetlecreek; : a novel
Title
Beetlecreek;
Title remainder
a novel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After several years of silence and seclusion in Beetlecreek's black quarter, a carnival worker named Bill Trapp befriends Johnny Johnson, a Pittsburgh teenager living with relatives in Beetlecreek. Bill is white. Johnny is black. Both are searching for acceptance, something that will give meaning to their lives. Bill tries to find it through good will in the community. Johnny finds it in the Nightriders, a local gang. David Diggs, the boy's dispirited uncle, aspires to be an artist but has to settle for sign painting. David and Johnny's new friendship with Bill kindles hope that their lives will get better. David's marriage has failed; his wife's shallow faith serves as her outlet from racial and financial oppression. David's unhappy routine is broken by Edith Johnson's return to Beetlecreek, but this relationship will be no better than his loveless marriage. Bill's attempts to unify black and white children with a community picnic is a disaster. A rumor scapegoats him as a child molester, and Beetlecreek is titillated by the imagined crimes. This novel portraying race relations in a remote West Virginia town has been termed an existential classic. It would be hard, said The New Yorker, to give Mr. Demby too much praise for the skill with which he has maneuvered the relationships in this book. --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Demby, William
LC call number
  • PZ3.D3923
  • PS3507.E5346
LC item number
BE5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American teenage boys
  • City and town life
  • Male friendship
  • Race relations
  • Men, White
  • West Virginia
Label
Beetlecreek; : a novel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Reprint of the ed. published by Rinehart, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780911860122
Lccn
77187025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00630418
  • (OCoLC)ocm00630418
Label
Beetlecreek; : a novel
Publication
Note
Reprint of the ed. published by Rinehart, New York
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9780911860122
Lccn
77187025
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)00630418
  • (OCoLC)ocm00630418

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