The Resource Wayfaring stranger : a novel, James Lee Burke

Wayfaring stranger : a novel, James Lee Burke

Label
Wayfaring stranger : a novel
Title
Wayfaring stranger
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Lee Burke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From "America's best novelist" (The Denver Post): A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast. It is 1934 and the Depression is bearing down when sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland happens upon infamous criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after one of their notorious armed robberies. A confrontation with the outlaws ends as Weldon puts a bullet through the rear window of Clyde's stolen automobile. Ten years later, Second Lieutenant Weldon Holland and his sergeant, Hershel Pine, escape certain death in the Battle of the Bulge and encounter a beautiful young woman named Rosita Lowenstein hiding in a deserted extermination camp. Eventually, Weldon and Rosita fall in love and marry and, with Hershel, return to Texas to seek their fortunes. There, they enter the domain of jackals known as the oil business. They meet Roy Wiseheart--a former Marine aviator haunted with guilt for deserting his squadron leader over the South Pacific--and Roy's wife Clara, a vicious anti-Semite who is determined to make Weldon and Rosita's life a nightmare. It will be the frontier justice upheld by Weldon's grandfather, Texas lawman Hackberry Holland, and the legendary antics of Bonnie and Clyde that shape Weldon's plans for saving his family from the evil forces that lurk in peacetime America and threaten to destroy them all"--
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DLC
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1936-
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Burke, James Lee
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish women
  • Oil industries
  • Antisemitism
  • Texas
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / General
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Label
Wayfaring stranger : a novel, James Lee Burke
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
ocn862789224
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781476710808
Lccn
2014000147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1147172
  • (Sirsi) o862789224
  • (OCoLC)862789224
Label
Wayfaring stranger : a novel, James Lee Burke
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
ocn862789224
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781476710808
Lccn
2014000147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1147172
  • (Sirsi) o862789224
  • (OCoLC)862789224

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