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The Resource The god of war, Marisa Silver

The god of war, Marisa Silver

Label
The god of war
Title
The god of war
Statement of responsibility
Marisa Silver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The year is 1978. Ares Ramirez, age 12, lives with his mother, Laurel, and his younger brother Malcolm in a trailer at the edge of the Salton Sea, an unintentionally man-made body of water in the middle of the Southern California desert. It is a desolate, forgotten place, whose inhabitants thrive amidst seemingly impossible circumstances. Where birds fly by day across the desert sky, by night government fighter planes and helicopters make training runs using live ammunition, and an anonymous dead body floats in from the sea. These events inspire Ares, on the cusp of his adolescence, to enact elaborate fantasies of mortal combat. His membership in a troubled family marks Ares as a casualty of a different kind of war. Malcolm, age 7, is mentally handicapped, and his mother chooses not to do anything about it. Ares' struggle with the burden of responsibility -- to himself and to others -- draws him into a world of drugs, violence, and sex that he is not prepared for, launching him into a very personal battle for his own identity, one that has a lethal outcome.--From amazon.com
Summary
The year is 1978. Ares Ramirez, age 12, lives with his mother, Laurel, and his younger brother Malcolm in a trailer at the edge of the Salton Sea, an unintentionally man-made body of water in the middle of the Southern California desert. It is a desolate, forgotten place, whose inhabitants thrive amidst seemingly impossible circumstances. Where birds fly by day across the desert sky, by night government fighter planes and helicopters make training runs using live ammunition, and an anonymous dead body floats in from the sea. These events inspire Ares, on the cusp of his adolescence, to enact elaborate fantasies of mortal combat. His membership in a troubled family marks Ares as a casualty of a different kind of war. Malcolm, age 7, is mentally handicapped, and his mother chooses not to do anything about it. Ares' struggle with the burden of responsibility -- to himself and to others -- draws him into a world of drugs, violence, and sex that he is not prepared for, launching him into a very personal battle for his own identity, one that has a lethal outcome.--From amazon.com
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
254388
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I55
LC item number
G63 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The god of war, Marisa Silver
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Instantiates
Publication
Control code
4722710
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9781416563167
Lccn
2007025424
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn145147121
  • (OCoLC)145147121
Label
The god of war, Marisa Silver
Link
Publication
Control code
4722710
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
271 p.
Isbn
9781416563167
Lccn
2007025424
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn145147121
  • (OCoLC)145147121

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