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The Resource The removed, Brandon Hobson

The removed, Brandon Hobson

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The removed
Title
The removed
Statement of responsibility
Brandon Hobson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Teeped in Cherokee myths and history, a novel about a fractured family reckoning with the tragic death of their son long ago--from National Book Award finalist Brandon Hobson In the fifteen years since their teenage son, Ray-Ray, was killed in a police shooting, the Echota family has been suspended in private grief. The mother, Maria, increasingly struggles to manage the onset of Alzheimer's in her husband, Ernest. Their adult daughter, Sonja, leads a life of solitude, punctuated only by spells of dizzying romantic obsession. And their son, Edgar, fled home long ago, turning to drugs to mute his feelings of alienation. With the family's annual bonfire approaching--an occasion marking both the Cherokee National Holiday and Ray-Ray's death, and a rare moment in which they openly talk about his memory--Maria attempts to call the family together from their physical and emotional distances once more. But as the bonfire draws near, each of them feels a strange blurring of the boundary between normal life and the spirit world. Maria and Ernest take in a foster child who seems to almost miraculously keep Ernest's mental fog at bay. Sonja becomes dangerously fixated on a man named Vin, despite--or perhaps because of--his ties to tragedy in her lifetime and lifetimes before. And in the wake of a suicide attempt, Edgar finds himself in the mysterious Darkening Land: a place between the living and the dead, where old atrocities echo. Drawing deeply on Cherokee folklore, The Removed seamlessly blends the real and spiritual to excavate the deep reverberations of trauma--a meditation on family, grief, home, and the power of stories on both a personal and ancestral level. "The Removed is a marvel. With a few sly gestures, a humble array of piercingly real characters and an apparently effortless swing into the dire dreamlife, Brandon Hobson delivers an act of regeneration and solace. You won't forget it." --Jonathan Lethem, author of The Feral Detective"--
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DLC
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Hobson, Brandon
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O248
LC item number
R46 2021b
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Wheeler publishing large print hardcover
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Sons
  • Families
  • Death
  • Oklahoma
Target audience
adult
Label
The removed, Brandon Hobson
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
Control code
on1243036987
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
353 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432889463
Lccn
2021012768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1243036987
Label
The removed, Brandon Hobson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1243036987
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
353 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432889463
Lccn
2021012768
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1243036987

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