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The Resource Desperation Road, Michael Farris Smith

Desperation Road, Michael Farris Smith

Label
Desperation Road
Title
Desperation Road
Statement of responsibility
Michael Farris Smith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sat in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up for manslaughter, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns to his South Mississippi hometown, he faces blood-thirsty revenge. Larry and Walt, older brothers of the young man Russell killed so many years ago, have had the calendar marked. They greet Russell the instant he steps off the bus with hard fists and dire promises. On the same day that Russell comes back, a homeless woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spends their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running down a desolate back road holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled across the asphalt. When Russell later rides up on the scene with the loaded shotgun he's gotten for protection tucked behind the seat of his father's truck, the eyes of the law can't help but look toward him. Along these dark back roads, lives twisted with regret intersect with violent and vengeful consequences as the differences between right and strong shift like the southern sky. Desperation Road, written in powerful and lyrical prose, is a story of troubled souls bound by a secret that stretches over the years and across the land
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1970-
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Smith, Michael F.
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3619.M592234
LC item number
D47 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Robin Bloodworth
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bloodworth, Robin
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Ex-convicts
  • Violence
  • Mississippi
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Desperation Road, Michael Farris Smith
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 53 min., 54 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
783c0b26-eae9-43ee-a530-05be3fd77fd7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971891875
  • (OCoLC)ocn971891875
  • 1300043
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Desperation Road, Michael Farris Smith
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (7 hr., 53 min., 54 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
783c0b26-eae9-43ee-a530-05be3fd77fd7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971891875
  • (OCoLC)ocn971891875
  • 1300043
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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