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The Resource Car trouble : a novel, Robert Rorke

Car trouble : a novel, Robert Rorke

Label
Car trouble : a novel
Title
Car trouble
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Rorke
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Nicky Flynn is coming of age in 1970s Brooklyn, riding into his sophomore year at St. Michaels, the last hurrah of the Diocesan school system. A budding young actor, Nicky is at once sensitive, resilient, exasperated, and keenly observant - especially when it comes to his father, Patrick. Undeniably enigmatic, and coasting on vanity, charm, and desperation, "Himself," as Nicky calls his father, is given to picking up old junker cars for cheap at NYPD auctions - each sputtering, tail-finned treasure subsidized by poker games. To Patrick, these chrome glamour tanks are his obsessions, repairable reminders of the past when he was young, and everything seemed new and gleaming and possible - before he had a family. For Nicky, each one is a milestone. Whether it's a harrowing joy ride or a driving lesson, they're unforgettable markers on his path toward an unpredictable future. But as Patrick's compulsions slide into alcoholism and violence, Nicky, his mother, and his sisters brace themselves for an inevitable sharp turn in their rattled lives."--Back cover
  • Nicky Flynn is coming of age in 1970's Brooklyn; his sophomore year at St. Michaels is the last hurrah of the Diocesan school system. A budding young actor, Nicky is at once sensitive, resiliant, exasperated, and keenly observant-- especially when it comes to his father, Patrick, who picks up old junker cars for cheap at NYPD auctions. To Patrick, these chrome glamour tanks are his obsessions, repairable reminders of the past when he was young, and everything seemed new and gleaming and possible-- before he had a family. For Nicky, each one is a milestone. a marker on his path toward an unpredictable future. -- adapted from back cover
Cataloging source
ON8
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1955-
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Rorke, Robert
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O75
LC item number
C37 2018
Literary form
novels
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  • Teenagers
  • High school students
  • Alcoholics
  • Automobile auctions
  • Violence
  • Families
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Teenagers
  • Nineteen seventies
  • High school students
  • Violence
  • Alcoholics
  • Families
  • Fathers and sons
  • Bildungsromans
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Alcoholics
  • Families
  • High school students
  • Teenagers
  • Violence
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Car trouble : a novel, Robert Rorke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780062848499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
on1051239196
Label
Car trouble : a novel, Robert Rorke
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780062848499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
on1051239196

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