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The Resource Ocean State

Ocean State

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Ocean State
Title
Ocean State
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Summary
Set in a working-class town on the Rhode Island coast, O'Nan's latest is a crushing, beautifully written, and profoundly compelling novel about sisters, mothers, and daughters, and the terrible things love makes us do. In the first line of Ocean State, we learn that a high school student was murdered, and we find out who did it. The story that unfolds from there with incredible momentum is thus one of the build-up to and fall-out from the murder, told through the alternating perspectives of the four women at its heart. Angel, the murderer, Carol, her mother, and Birdy, the victim, all come alive on the page as they converge in a climax both tragic and inevitable. Watching over it all is the retrospective testimony of Angel's younger sister Marie, who reflects on that doomed autumn of 2009 with all the wisdom of hindsight. Angel and Birdy love the same teenage boy, frantically and single mindedly, and are compelled by the intensity of their feelings to extremes neither could have anticipated. O'Nan's expert hand paints a fully realized portrait of these women, but also weaves a compelling and heartbreaking story of working-class life in Ashaway, Rhode Island. Propulsive, moving, and deeply rendered, Ocean State is a masterful novel by one of our greatest storytellers
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O'Nan, Stewart
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Suspense
  • Fiction
Label
Ocean State
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3223aca3-d1fb-43bf-9d8b-6de3a4b59e5d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802159281
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Ocean State
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3223aca3-d1fb-43bf-9d8b-6de3a4b59e5d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802159281
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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