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The Resource Secessia : a novel, Kent Wascom

Secessia : a novel, Kent Wascom

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Secessia : a novel
Title
Secessia
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kent Wascom
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New Orleans, May 1862. The largest city in the ill-starred confederacy has fallen to Union troops under the soon-to-be-infamous General Benjamin "The Beast" Butler. The city is rife with madness and rage. When twelve-year-old Joseph Woolsack disappears from his home, he draws into the unrest his mother, Elise, a mixed-race woman passing for white, and his father, Angel, whose long and wicked life is drawing to a close. What follows forces mother and son into a dark new world: Joseph must come to grips with his father's legacy of violence and his growing sentiment for Cuban exile Marina Fandal, the only survivor of a shipwreck that claimed the lives of her parents. Elise must struggle to maintain a hold on her sanity, her son and her own precarious station, but is threatened by the resurgence of a troubling figure from her past, Dr. Emile Sabatier, a fanatical physician who adores disease and is deeply mired in the conspiracy and intrigue surrounding the occupation of the city. Their paths all intersect with General Benjamin Butler of Massachusetts, a man who history will call a beast, but whose avarice and brutal acumen are ideally suited to the task of governing an ungovernable city. Alternating between the perspectives of the five characters of Elise, Dr. Sabatier, Joseph, Marina, and Butler, Secessia weaves a tapestry of ravenous greed and malformed love, of slavery and desperation, set within the baroque melting-pot that is New Orleans. A Gothic tableaux vivant of epic scope and intimate horror, Secessia is the netherworld reflection of the conflict between north and south
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TEFOD
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1986-
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Wascom, Kent
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.A8665
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Conspiracies
  • Mothers and sons
  • Family crises
  • Conspiracies
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Southern States
  • Louisiana
  • Southern States
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Secessia : a novel, Kent Wascom
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unknown
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802191335
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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a05102c3-77e7-49d4-a0d2-545343aa9619
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906814819
  • (OCoLC)ocn906814819
Label
Secessia : a novel, Kent Wascom
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802191335
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a05102c3-77e7-49d4-a0d2-545343aa9619
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906814819
  • (OCoLC)ocn906814819

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