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The Resource This day's death : a novel

This day's death : a novel

Label
This day's death : a novel
Title
This day's death
Title remainder
a novel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""It was like viewing a geometric progression in reverse; he saw options as they narrowed: at which stage, at which phase, at which time, at which place he could have still Escaped the building trap: this step taken, that one not, another taken in a different direction: sixteen choices, then four, only two, and finally--..." With this funneling vision, Jim Girard, the main character of "This Day's Death," sees his life wrestled free of his control and left to channel off into the twin nightmares of hovering death and silent injustice that borders his life. To one side is his aged mother, with whom he lives in Texas, sharing with her the twilight existence of chronic undefined illness; an illness Jim comes to view as a "war" between mother and child, complete with skirmishes based on the fear of lost love and death. On the other side stands a trial in Los Angeles on a charge that exposes Jim to the depths and intricacies of society's twisted conceptions of justice and privacy. Between these two destructive poles, Jim strives to keep what is left of his life--his girl, his job, his future as an aspiring law student--free of the knowledge and implications of the trial and also unscathed by the corrosive attention that his mothers illness demands of him. As in his previous books, the author offers us a moment of time and place in America that is sliced away from generalities and left on its own to either survive or succumb. It is a dark picture, drawn with skill, compassion and accuracy, of a man whose chances are lost and who is left with only his dignity and depth of feeling."--www.johnrechy.com
Action
commitment to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rechy, John
Dewey number
813/.5/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.E28
LC item number
T45 1970
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Young men
  • New Mexico
  • City and town life
  • Young men
  • New Mexico
Label
This day's death : a novel
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
78555
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Lccn
72111018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)78555
Label
This day's death : a novel
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
78555
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
255 pages
Lccn
72111018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)78555

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