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The Resource No matter how much you promise to cook or pay the rent you blew it cauze Bill Bailey ain't never coming home again, Edgardo Vega Yunqué

No matter how much you promise to cook or pay the rent you blew it cauze Bill Bailey ain't never coming home again, Edgardo Vega Yunqué

Label
No matter how much you promise to cook or pay the rent you blew it cauze Bill Bailey ain't never coming home again
Title
No matter how much you promise to cook or pay the rent you blew it cauze Bill Bailey ain't never coming home again
Statement of responsibility
Edgardo Vega Yunqué
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This sweeping drama of intimately connected families --black, white, and Latino-- boldly conjures up the ever-shifting cultural mosaic that is America. At its heart is Vidama̕ Farrell, half Puerto Rican, half Irish, who sets out in search of the father she has never known. Her journey takes her from her affluent home to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where her father Billy Farrell now lives with his second family. Once a gifted jazz pianist, Billy lost two fingers in the Vietnam War and has since shut himself off from jazz. Vidama̕ struggles to bring her father back to the world of jazz. Her quest gives her a new understanding of family, particularly through her half-sisters Fawn, a lonely young poet plagued with a secret, and Cookie, a sassy, streetsmart homegirl who happens to be "white." And when Vidama̕ becomes involved with a young African-American jazz saxophonist, she is forced to explore her own complex roots, along with the dizzying contradictions of race etched in the American psyche"--Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1936-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Yunqué, Edgardo Vega
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.E34
LC item number
N6 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Irish Americans
  • Jazz musicians
  • Race relations
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Birthfathers
  • Stepfamilies
  • Young women
  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Label
No matter how much you promise to cook or pay the rent you blew it cauze Bill Bailey ain't never coming home again, Edgardo Vega Yunqué
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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
ocm51728795
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 638 pages
Isbn
9780374223113
Lccn
2003044064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374223113
  • (OCoLC)51728795
Label
No matter how much you promise to cook or pay the rent you blew it cauze Bill Bailey ain't never coming home again, Edgardo Vega Yunqué
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
ocm51728795
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 638 pages
Isbn
9780374223113
Lccn
2003044064
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374223113
  • (OCoLC)51728795

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