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The Resource Night soil, Dale Peck

Night soil, Dale Peck

Label
Night soil
Title
Night soil
Statement of responsibility
Dale Peck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Family secrets, sexual explorations, art world wealth, and legacies of racism and environmental destruction collide in the new novel from Lambda Award-winning author Dale Peck The art world falls in love with Dixie Stammers when it is discovered that not only are her pots mechanically perfect spheres, they are also identical, despite the fact that they are made entirely by hand, without benefit of a wheel, measuring device, or any other tool. Her teenage son, Judas, is pathologically shy, and retreats into a world of anonymous sexual encounters at a roadside rest area, although what he really longs for is a relationship with one of the boys at the private school he attends. This Academy was founded by Judas's ancestral grandfather, a nineteenth-century coal magnate. Driven by his mother's secretive nature, Judas's begins digging into his family's history, and the Academy's, until he unearths a series of secrets that causes him to question everything he thought he knew about his world"--
  • "Dixie Stammers, a potter, and her son Judas, live in an unusual community in an unnamed southern state. When Judas is a teenager, the art world falls in love with Dixie when it is discovered that not only are her pots mechanically perfect spheres, they are also identical, despite the fact that they are made entirely by hand, without benefit of a wheel, measuring device, or any other tool. Fame and fortune puts a strain on Judas's relationship with his mother, in part because he is an only child and never knew his father, but also because he is afflicted with a port wine stain that covers the entire left side of his body, including his face. Pathologically shy (or maybe just pathological), the teenaged Judas retreats into a world of anonymous sexual encounters at a roadside rest area, although what he really longs for is a relationship with one of the boys at the private school he attends. This Academy was founded by Judas's ancestral grandfather, a nineteenth-century coal magnate named Marcus Stammers who due to a tragic accident, closed his mines and transformed them into a nature conservancy, which is overseen by the Academy. Driven by both lust and a desire to understand his mother, Judas dives deeper into his family's history, and the Academy's, until he uncovers a series of secrets that causes him to question everything he thought he knew about his world"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peck, Dale
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.E245
LC item number
N54 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and sons
  • Teenage boys
  • Family secrets
  • Gay youth
  • Family secrets
  • Gay youth
  • Mothers and sons
  • Teenage boys
Target audience
adult
Label
Night soil, Dale Peck
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781616957803
Lccn
2018004484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1012659534
  • (OCoLC)on1012659534
  • 3342398
Label
Night soil, Dale Peck
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9781616957803
Lccn
2018004484
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1012659534
  • (OCoLC)on1012659534
  • 3342398

Library Locations

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      12375 SW Fifth St, Beaverton, OR, 97005-9019, US
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      2850 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR, 97124-5327, US
      45.542878 -122.935981
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