The Resource How to be safe : a novel, Tom McAllister

How to be safe : a novel, Tom McAllister

Label
How to be safe : a novel
Title
How to be safe
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tom McAllister
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recently suspended for a so-called outburst, high school English teacher Anna Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named on television as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works. Though she is quickly exonerated, and the actual teenage murderer identified, her life is nevertheless held up for relentless scrutiny and judgment as this quiet town descends into media mania. Gun sales skyrocket, victims are transformed into martyrs, and the rules of public mourning are ruthlessly enforced. Anna decides to wholeheartedly reject the culpability she's somehow been assigned, and the rampant sexism that comes with it, both in person and online. A piercing feminist howl written in trenchant prose, How to Be Safe is a compulsively readable, darkly funny expose of the hypocrisy that ensues when illusions of peace are shattered
Summary
This novel uses fiction as a tool to show how guns and violence are affecting contemporary society. Anna’s fictional experiences illustrate the real-life hypocrisy, lack of leadership, and fear of expressing controversial opinions. Great fiction for readers who tend to stay in the nonfiction lane. -- Marilyn Sieb for LibraryReads
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10639713
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAllister, Tom,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.C2653
LC item number
H69 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Women teachers
  • City and town life
Target audience
adult
Label
How to be safe : a novel, Tom McAllister
Instantiates
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
1029056281
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781631494130
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017054671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Label
How to be safe : a novel, Tom McAllister
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
1029056281
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9781631494130
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017054671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n

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