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The Resource Prairie nocturne : a novel, Ivan Doig

Prairie nocturne : a novel, Ivan Doig

Label
Prairie nocturne : a novel
Title
Prairie nocturne
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ivan Doig
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From one of the greatest novelists of the American West comes a surprising and riveting story set in Montana and New York during the Harlem Renaissance, drawing together an unlikely set of thwarted performers in one last inspired grasp at life's set of gold rings: love and renown. Susan Duff-the bossy, indomitable schoolgirl with a silver voice from the pages of Doig's most popular work, Dancing at the Rascal Fair-has reached middle age alone, teaching voice lessons to the progeny of Helena's high society. Wesley Williamson-business scion of a cattle-empire family-has fallen from the heights of gubernatorial aspirations, forced out of a public career by political foes who uncovered his love affair with Susan. Years later, Susan is taken off guard when Wes arrives at her door with an unusual request: to train his chauffeur, Monty, in the ways of voice and performance. Prairie Nocturne is the saga of these three people and their interlocked destinies. Monty is distantly known to Susan from their childhoods in the Two Medicine country, yet an enforced stranger because of the racial divide. When she realizes he possesses a singing voice of rare splendor, Susan joins Wes's Pygmalion-like project to launch Monty on a performing career-only to find the full force of the Ku Klux Klan in their way. As Monty and Susan overcome treacherous obstacles, Wes's mysterious motives unsettle everyone, including himself, and the trio's crossed fates form a deeply longitudinal novel that raises everlasting questions of allegiance, the grip of the past, and the costs of career and passion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doig, Ivan
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.O415
LC item number
P73 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American singers
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • African American men
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Voice teachers
  • Montana
Label
Prairie nocturne : a novel, Ivan Doig
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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
ocm52092079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780743201353
Lccn
2003050385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52092079
Label
Prairie nocturne : a novel, Ivan Doig
Link
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
ocm52092079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780743201353
Lccn
2003050385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52092079

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