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The Resource The marauders : a novel, Tom Cooper

The marauders : a novel, Tom Cooper

Label
The marauders : a novel
Title
The marauders
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom Cooper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the BP oil spill devastates the Gulf coast, those who made a living by shrimping find themselves in dire straits. For the oddballs and lowlifes who inhabit the sleepy, working class bayou town of Jeannette, these desperate circumstances serve as the catalyst that pushes them to enact whatever risky schemes they can dream up to reverse their fortunes. At the center of it all is Gus Lindquist, a pill-addicted, one armed treasure hunter obsessed with finding the lost treasure of pirate Jean Lafitte. His quest brings him into contact with a wide array of memorable characters, ranging from a couple of small time criminal potheads prone to hysterical banter, to the smooth-talking Oil company middleman out to bamboozle his own mother, to some drug smuggling psychopath twins, to a young man estranged from his father since his mother died in Hurricane Katrina. As the story progresses, these characters find themselves on a collision course with each other, and as the tension and action ramp up, it becomes clear that not all of them will survive these events
Summary
What does a pill-addicted, one-armed treasure hunter have in common with violent, marijuana-growing identical twin brothers? They all haunt the moonlit swamps of tiny Jeannette, Louisiana, situated near Gulf Coast waters devastated by the massive BP oil spill. Add to this toxic mix are a shifty BP rep trying to get folks to take low-ball settlements, two inept ex-con newcomers, and a troubled widower and his 17-year-old son, who blames his dad for his mom's death during Hurricane Katrina. This gritty, funny, evocative debut novel will please fans of Elmore Leonard and Donald E. Westlake. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395598
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.O5844
LC item number
M37 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The marauders : a novel, Tom Cooper
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
5712348
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780804140560
Lccn
2013049483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn868225034
  • (OCoLC)868225034
Label
The marauders : a novel, Tom Cooper
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
5712348
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780804140560
Lccn
2013049483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn868225034
  • (OCoLC)868225034

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