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The Resource The heart does not grow back : a novel, Fred Venturini

The heart does not grow back : a novel, Fred Venturini

Label
The heart does not grow back : a novel
Title
The heart does not grow back
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fred Venturini
Title variation
Samaritan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dale Sampson is used to being a nonperson at his small-town Midwestern high school, picking up the scraps of his charismatic lothario of a best friend, Mack. He comforts himself with the certainty that his stellar academic record and brains will bring him the adulation that evaded him in high school. But when an unthinkable catastrophe tears away the one girl he ever had a chance with, his life takes a bizarre turn as he discovers an inexplicable power: he can regenerate his organs and limbs. When a chance encounter brings him face to face with a girl from his past, he decides that he must use his gift to save her from a violent husband and dismal future. His quest takes him to the glitz and greed of Hollywood, and into the crosshairs of shadowy forces bent on using and abusing his gift. Can Dale use his power to redeem himself and those he loves, or will the one thing that finally makes him special be his demise? The Heart Does Not Grow Back is a darkly comic, starkly original take on the superhero tale, introducing an exceptional new literary voice in Fred Venturini"--
Summary
Dale Sampson is used to being a nonperson at his small-town Midwestern high school, picking up the scraps of his charismatic lothario of a best friend, Mack. He comforts himself with the certainty that his stellar academic record and brains will bring him the adulation that evaded him in high school. But when an unthinkable catastrophe tears away the one girl he ever had a chance with, his life takes a bizarre turn as he discovers an inexplicable power: he can regenerate his organs and limbs
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2014.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361386
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3622.E63
LC item number
H43 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart does not grow back : a novel, Fred Venturini
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published under the title The Samaritan--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20356176
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781250052216
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014015670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)882738635
Label
The heart does not grow back : a novel, Fred Venturini
Publication
Note
First published under the title The Samaritan--title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20356176
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781250052216
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014015670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)882738635

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