The Resource Cold Storage, Alaska, John Straley

Cold Storage, Alaska, John Straley

Label
Cold Storage, Alaska
Title
Cold Storage, Alaska
Statement of responsibility
John Straley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Returning to his Alaska hometown after a prison term in the hopes of repaying the younger brother who has cared for their family and community, Clive finds his efforts to start a new business challenged by a vengeful ex-partner, a dogmatic State Trooper and his own deteriorating mental state
Summary
"Cold Storage, Alaska, is a remote fishing outpost where salmonberries sparkle in the morning frost and where you just might catch a King Salmon if you're zen enough to wait for it. Settled in 1935 by Norse fishermen who liked to skinny dip in its natural hot springs, the town enjoyed prosperity in the mid-20th Century, at the height of the frozen fish boom. But now the cold storage plant is all but abandoned and the population is shrinking every day. Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his tiny Alaska hometown after a 7-year jail stint for dealing coke. He has a lot to make up to his younger brother, Miles, who has dutifully been taking care of their ailing mother--and, really, all of Cold Storage--Miles is a Physician's Assistant and the closest thing to a doctor this side of Sitka. But Clive doesn't realize the trouble he's bringing home. He's reformed now, and his dream is to open a bar-slash-church (a Cold Storage ordinance requires there to be as many churches in town as there are bars). Clive's vengeful old business partner is hot on his heels, a stick-in-the-mud State Trooper is dying to bust Clive for narcotics, and, to complicate everything, Clive might be going insane--lately, he's been hearing animals talking to him. Will his arrival in Cold Storage be a breath of fresh air for the sleepy, depopulated town? Or will Clive's arrival turn the whole place upside-down?"--
Theme
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10247580
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Straley, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-convicts
  • Small cities
  • Alaska
Target audience
adult
Label
Cold Storage, Alaska, John Straley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Thorndike Press large print reveiwers' choice."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
411 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410470188
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2014008192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)871536755
Label
Cold Storage, Alaska, John Straley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Thorndike Press large print reveiwers' choice."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
411 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410470188
Isbn Type
(hardcover : large print)
Lccn
2014008192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MYSTERY
System control number
(OCoLC)871536755

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