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The Resource Big wheat : a tale of bindlestiffs and blood, Richard A. Thompson

Big wheat : a tale of bindlestiffs and blood, Richard A. Thompson

Label
Big wheat : a tale of bindlestiffs and blood
Title
Big wheat
Title remainder
a tale of bindlestiffs and blood
Statement of responsibility
Richard A. Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The summer of 1919 is over, and on the high prairie, a small army of men, women, and machines moves across the land, bringing in the wheat harvest. Custom threshers, steam engineers, bindlestiffs, cooks, camp followers, and hobos join the tide. Prosperous farmers proudly proclaim "Rain follows the plow," meaning that the bounty of the land will never be exhausted. Everywhere, people gleefully embrace the gospels of progress and greed. The threshing season is on. But there is also an evil upon the land. A killer who calls himself the Windmill Man believes he has a holy calling to water the newly plucked earth with blood. For him, the moving harvest is a target-rich environment, an endless supply of ready victims. He has been killing for years now and intends to kill for many more. Who could stop him? Nobody even knew he existed. Until now. A young man named Charlie Krueger also follows the harvest. Jilted by his childhood sweetheart and estranged from his drunkard father, he hopes to find a new life as a steam engineer. But in a newly harvested field in the nearly black Dakota night, he has come upon a strange man digging a grave. And in that moment, he has become the only person who can stop the evil, if he lives long enough. For the killer knows Charlie's name and his wanderings, and he, too, is now a target. When next they meet, one of them will have to die
Summary
On the high prairie, a small army of men, women, and machines moves across the land, bringing in the wheat harvest. But with the harvest comes a serial killer who calls himself the Windmill Man and the mobile harvest provides an endless supply of ready victims. He has been killing for years now and intends to kill for many more. A young man named Charlie Krueger also follows the harvest. Jilted by his childhood sweetheart and estranged from his drunkard father, he hopes to find a new life as a steam engineer. But in a newly harvested field in the nearly black Dakota night, he has come upon a strange man digging a grave. And in that moment, Charlie becomes the only person who has seen the face of a killer
Pace
Tone
Award
Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
369279
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Richard A.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.H687
LC item number
B54 2011
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Harvesting time
  • Wheat
  • Serial murderers
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Witnesses
  • Agricultural laborers
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Harvesting time
  • Serial murderers
  • Wheat
  • Witnesses
  • North Dakota
  • North Dakota
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tale of Bindlestiffs and blood
Label
Big wheat : a tale of bindlestiffs and blood, Richard A. Thompson
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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
651911036
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781590588208
Lccn
2010932088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
Big wheat : a tale of bindlestiffs and blood, Richard A. Thompson
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
651911036
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781590588208
Lccn
2010932088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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