The Resource The hollow ground, Natalie S. Harnett

The hollow ground, Natalie S. Harnett

Label
The hollow ground
Title
The hollow ground
Statement of responsibility
Natalie S. Harnett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set amongst the deadly coal mine fires of 1960s Pennsylvania, The Hollow Ground is an extraordinary debut that will "grab you by the brisket and not let go." (Gary Shteyngart) "We walk on fire or air, so Daddy liked to say. Basement floors too hot to touch. Steaming green lawns in the dead of winter. Sinkholes, quick and sudden, plunging open at your feet."The underground mine fires ravaging Pennsylvania coal country have forced Brigid Howley and her family to seek refuge with her estranged grandparents, the formidable Gram and the Black Lung stricken Gramp. Tragedy is no stranger to the Howleys, a proud Irish-American clan who takes strange pleasure in the "curse" laid upon them generations earlier by a priest who ran afoul of the Molly Maguires. Theweight of this legacy rests heavily on a new generation, when Brigid, already struggling to keep her family together, makes a grisly discovery in a long-abandoned bootleg mine shaft. In the aftermath, decades' old secrets threaten to prove just as dangerous to the Howleys as the burning, hollow ground beneath their feet. Inspired by real-life events in now-infamous Centralia and the equally devastated town of Carbondale, The Hollow Ground is an extraordinary debut with an atmospheric, voice-driven narrative and an indelible sense of place. Not since To Kill a Mockingbird has a young character been so heartbreakingly captivating. A "powerful story of love and survival" (Pulitzer Prize finalist David Gates), Harnett's novel is a must-read for lovers of literary fiction"--
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Harnett, Natalie S
Dewey number
813.6
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Irish Americans
  • Coal mine accidents
Label
The hollow ground, Natalie S. Harnett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocm13792948
Extent
320 pages ;
Isbn
9781250041982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
The hollow ground, Natalie S. Harnett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocm13792948
Extent
320 pages ;
Isbn
9781250041982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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