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The Resource American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse

American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse

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American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land
Title
American fire
Title remainder
love, arson, and life in a vanishing land
Statement of responsibility
Monica Hesse
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The arsons started on a cold November midnight and didn't stop for months. Night after night, the people of Accomack County waited to see which building would burn down next, regarding each other at first with compassion, and later suspicion. Vigilante groups sprang up, patrolling the rural Virginia coast with cameras and camouflage. Volunteer firefighters slept at their stations. The arsonist seemed to target abandoned buildings, but local police were stretched too thin to surveil them all. Accomack was desolate--there were hundreds of abandoned buildings. And by the dozen they were burning. The culprit, and the path that led to these crimes, is a story of twenty-first century America" -- provided by publisher
Summary
The Washington Post reporter and author of Girl in the Blue Coat documents the trial of a man who was charged with dozens of counts of arson in rural Virginia county, sharing insight into the perpetrator's struggles with addiction, his relationship with his accomplice girlfriend and the impact of the fires on their community
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569312
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
364.16/42/09/75516
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6638.5.U6
LC item number
H47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
love, arson, and life in a vanishing land
Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse
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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
959880174
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781631490514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
American fire : love, arson, and life in a vanishing land, Monica Hesse
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
959880174
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781631490514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations

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