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The Resource The reason you're alive : a novel, Matthew Quick

The reason you're alive : a novel, Matthew Quick

Label
The reason you're alive : a novel
Title
The reason you're alive
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Quick
Title variation
Reason you are alive
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After sixty-eight-year-old David Granger crashes his BMW, medical tests reveal a brain tumor that he readily attributes to his wartime Agent Orange exposure. He wakes up from surgery repeating a name no one in his civilian life has ever heard--that of a Native American soldier whom he was once ordered to discipline. David decides to return something precious he long ago stole from the man he now calls Clayton Fire Bear. It may be the only way to find closure in a world increasingly at odds with the one he served to protect. It may also help him to finally recover from his wife's untimely demise. As David confronts his past to salvage his present, a poignant portrait emerges: that of an opinionated and good-hearted American patriot fighting like hell to stay true to his red, white, and blue heart, even as the country he loves rapidly changes in ways he doesn't always like or understand. Hanging in the balance are Granger's distant art-dealing son, Hank; his adoring seven-year-old granddaughter, Ella; and his best friend, Sue, a Vietnamese American who respects David's fearless sincerity. Through the controversial, wrenching, and wildly honest David Granger, Matthew Quick offers a no-nonsense but ultimately hopeful view of America's polarized psyche
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1973-
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Quick, Matthew
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Brain
  • Wives
  • Agent Orange
  • Health
Label
The reason you're alive : a novel, Matthew Quick
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Canadian ed.
Extent
226 p.
Isbn
9781443453455
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 253423
  • 852482
Label
The reason you're alive : a novel, Matthew Quick
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Canadian ed.
Extent
226 p.
Isbn
9781443453455
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 253423
  • 852482

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