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The Resource Sparta, Roxana Robinson

Sparta, Roxana Robinson

Label
Sparta
Title
Sparta
Statement of responsibility
Roxana Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"[After four years in Iraq, Conrad Farrell returns to Katonah, New York], and he's beginning to learn that something has changed in his landscape. Something has gone wrong, though things should be fine: he hasn't been shot or wounded; he's never had psychological troubles. But as he attempts to reconnect with his family and his girlfriend and to find his footing in the civilian world, he learns how hard it is to return to the people and places he used to love"--Dust jacket flap
Summary
Conrad Farrell's family has no military heritage, but as a classics major at Williams, he saw the sturdy appeal of the Marine ethic: Semper fidelis came straight from the ancient world, from Sparta, where every citizen doubled as a full-time soldier. When Conrad joined the Marines after college, he expected to further a long tradition of honor, courage, and commitment. Now Conrad has just returned home to Westchester after four years in Iraq, and something is very wrong. Everything should be fine--he hasn't been shot or wounded by an IED, and he's never had psychological troubles--but as he attempts to reconnect with his girlfriend and find his footing in the civilian world, he has an impossible time adjusting to the people and places he used to love and to a commonplace life of hotel reservations, dinner conversation, long showers, and alone time. As the weeks turn into months, Conrad's bitterness only festers, and he begins to fear that his rage, when it comes out, will have irreparable consequences
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10182674
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O3152
LC item number
S63 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Sparta, Roxana Robinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-386)
Control code
5624631
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9780374267704
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012034611
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn809926051
  • (OCoLC)809926051
Label
Sparta, Roxana Robinson
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-386)
Control code
5624631
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9780374267704
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012034611
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn809926051
  • (OCoLC)809926051

Library Locations

    • Nola Brantley Memorial Library / Warner RobinsBorrow it
      721 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins, GA, 31093, US
      32.6189 -83.607292
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