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The Resource The black hour : a novel, Lori Rader-Day

The black hour : a novel, Lori Rader-Day

Label
The black hour : a novel
Title
The black hour
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lori Rader-Day
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic--until a student she'd never met shot her. He also shot himself. Now he's dead and she's back on campus, trying to keep up with her class schedule, a growing problem with painkillers, and a question she can't let go: Why? All she wants is for life to get back to normal, but normal is looking hard to come by. She's thirty-eight and hobbles with a cane. Her first student interaction ends in tears (hers). Her fellow faculty members seem uncomfortable with her, and her ex--whom she may or may not still love--has moved on. Enter Nathaniel Barber, a graduate student obsessed with Chicago's violent history. Nath is a serious scholar, but also a serious mess about his first heartbreak, his mother's death, and his father's disapproval. Assigned as Amelia's teaching assistant, Nath also takes on the investigative legwork that Amelia can't do. And meanwhile, he's hoping she'll approve his dissertation topic, the reason he came to grad school in the first place: the student attack on Amelia Emmet. Together and at cross-purposes, Amelia and Nathaniel stumble toward a truth that will explain the attack and take them both through the darkest hours of their lives"--
  • "For Chicago sociology professor Amelia Emmet, violence was a research topic-until a student she'd never met shot her"--
Summary
This first novel about two broken people is a psychological thriller like the best of Alfred Hitchcock. Amelia Emmet is a professor desperately trying to recover from a gunshot wound, and Nathaniel Barber is a student struggling to come to grips with his mother’s death and a lost love. Their journey, told in alternating chapters, is riveting and full of surprising discoveries. Highly recommended. -- Mattie Gustafson for LibraryReads
Storyline
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Writing style
Character
Award
  • Anthony Award for Best First Novel, 2015.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
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  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10317109
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The black hour : a novel, Lori Rader-Day
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
860879641
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9781616148850
Lccn
2014003653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860879641
Label
The black hour : a novel, Lori Rader-Day
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
860879641
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9781616148850
Lccn
2014003653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)860879641

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