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The Resource Back roads, Tawni O'Dell

Back roads, Tawni O'Dell

Label
Back roads
Title
Back roads
Statement of responsibility
Tawni O'Dell
Title variation
Back roads
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One day you're that guy who's happy he managed to survive high school and get that almighty piece of paper, and you're thinking you might try to get a job at Redi-Mix concrete where your dad's worked since the beginning of time. And at least you've got a family you can stand even if they are all sisters. One day you're that guy, and the next day you're assigned to a social worker and a therapist and given the choice of either being a LEGAL ADULT with three DEPENDENTS or an ORPHAN with NOBODY."?From Back Roads Harley Altmyer should be in college drinking Rolling Rock and chasing girls. He should be freed from his closed-minded, stricken coal town, with its lack of jobs and no sense of humor. Instead, he's constantly reminded of just how messed up his life is. With his mother in jail for killing his abusive father, Harley is an orphan with the responsibilities of an adult and the fiery, aggressive libido of a teenager. Just nineteen years old, he's marooned in the Pennsylvania backwoods caring for his three younger sisters, whose feelings about him range from stifling dependence to loathing. And once he develops an obsession with the sexy, melancholic mother of two living down the road, those Victoria's Secret catalogs just won't do the trick anymore. He wants Callie Mercer so badly he fears he will explode. But it's the family secrets, the lies, and the unspoken truths that light the fuse and erupt into a series of staggering surprises, leaving what's left of his family in tatters. Through every ordeal, the unforgettable Harley could never know that his endearing humor, his love for his sisters, and his bumbling heroics would redeem them all. Funny and heartbreaking, Tawni O'Dell's pitch-perfect characters capture the maddening confusion of adolescence and the prickly nature of family with irony and unerring honesty. Back Roads is a riveting novel by a formidable new talent
Summary
A teenaged boy, marooned in a Pennsylvania coal town caring for his three younger sisters, develops an obsession with a young mother. Unspoken truths and family secrets lead to a series of staggering surprises
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
047754
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Back roads, Tawni O'Dell
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=611723
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Readers guide included"--Page 4 of cover
  • Includes an excerpt from the author's "Coal run."
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.
Control code
ocn773612963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (343 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101209271
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
04E3CE58-7F98-4939-AB8F-89031A8F9C3B
System control number
(OCoLC)773612963
Label
Back roads, Tawni O'Dell
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=611723
Publication
Note
  • "Readers guide included"--Page 4 of cover
  • Includes an excerpt from the author's "Coal run."
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.
Control code
ocn773612963
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (343 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101209271
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
04E3CE58-7F98-4939-AB8F-89031A8F9C3B
System control number
(OCoLC)773612963

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