Coverart for item
The Resource Kings of broken things : a novel, Theodore Wheeler

Kings of broken things : a novel, Theodore Wheeler

Label
Kings of broken things : a novel
Title
Kings of broken things
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Theodore Wheeler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An exciting, gritty portrait of a corrupt American city on the edge of self-destruction. During the waning days of World War I, three lost souls find themselves adrift in Omaha, Nebraska, at a time of unprecendented nationalism, xenohobia, and political corruption. Adolescent European refugee Karel Miihlstein's life is transformed after neighborhood boys discover his prodigious natural talent for baseball. Jake Strauss, a young man with a violent past and desperate for a second chance, is drawn into a criminal underworld. Evie Chambers, a kept woman, is trying to make ends meet and looking every which way to escape her cheerless existence. As wounded soldiers return from the front and black migrant workers move north in search of economic opportunity, the immigrant wards of Omaha become a thinderbox of racial resentment stoked by unscrupulous politicians. Punctuated by an unspeakable act of mob violence, the fates of Karel, Jake, and Evie will become inexorably entangled with the schemes of a ruthless political boss whose will to power knows no bounds
Cataloging source
JBU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheeler, Theodore
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
LC call number
F
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Omaha (Neb.)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Immigrants
  • Race riots
  • Political corruption
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Immigrants
  • Political corruption
  • Race riots
  • Nebraska
Label
Kings of broken things : a novel, Theodore Wheeler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn999389569
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781503941472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)999389569
Label
Kings of broken things : a novel, Theodore Wheeler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn999389569
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781503941472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)999389569

Library Locations

    • Memorial Hall Library (Andover)Borrow it
      2 North Main Street, Andover, MA, 01810, US
      42.6568333 -71.141443
Processing Feedback ...