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Available copies

  • 4 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 4 copies available at Scenic Regional.

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1 current hold with 6 total copies.

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Scenic Regional-Hermann FIC BUT (Text) 3007481341 New Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-St. Clair FIC BUT (Text) 300748135+ New Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Union FIC BUT (Text) 3007481333 New Fiction Available -
Scenic Regional-Warrenton FIC BUT (Text) 3007481368 New Fiction On holds shelf -

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"A visionary and deeply moving novel centered around former newspaperman Sam Cunningham as he prepares to die, Late City covers much of the early twentieth century, unfurling as a conversation between the dying man and a surprising God. As the two review Sam's life, from his childhood in the American South and his time in the French trenches during World War I to a newspaper career in Chicago in the Roaring Twenties and the decades that follow, moments of history are brought sharply into focus. Sam grows up in Louisiana with a harsh father and escapes by enlisting in the army as a sniper. The hardness his father instilled in him helps him make it out of World War I alive, but we come to realize that it also prevents him from contending with the emotional wounds of war. Back in the U.S., Sam moves to Chicago and begins a career as a newspaperman, meets his wife, and has a son, whose fate counters Sam's at almost every turn. As he contemplates his relationships-with his parents, his brothers in arms, his wife, his editor, and most importantly, his son-Sam is amazed at what he still has left to learn about himself after all these years in this heart-rending novel from the Pulitzer Prize winner"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Older men > Fiction.
Older men > Family relationships > Fiction.
Reminiscing in old age > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Veterans > Fiction.
Veterans > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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