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100 1 Yocum, Robin.
245 14 The essay|h[electronic resource] :|ba novel /|cRobin
264 1 New York :|bArcade Pub.,|c
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520 ?Yocum writes like the reporter he used to be. He's
observant and still has his eye for detail and
nuance.??Richmond Times-Dispatch Jimmy Lee Hickam grew up
along Red Dog Road, a dead-end strip of gravel and mud
buried deep in the bowels of Appalachian Ohio. It is the
poorest road, in the poorest county, in the poorest region
of the state. To make things worse, the name Hickam is
synonymous with trouble. Jimmy Lee hails from a heathen
mix of thieves, moonshiners, drunkards, and general anti-
socials that for decades have clung to both the
hardscrabble hills and the iron bars of every jail cell in
the region. This life, Jimmy Lee believes, is his destiny,
someday working with his drunkard father at the sawmill,
or sitting next to his arsonist brother in the
penitentiary. There aren't many options if your last name
is Hickam. An inspiring coach and Jimmy Lee's ability to
play football are the only things motivating him to return
for his junior year of high school, until his visionary
English teacher cuts him a break and preserves his
eligibility for the coming football season. To thank her,
Jimmy Lee writes a winning essay in the high school
writing contest. When irate parents and the baffled
administration claim he has cheated, his teacher is
inspired to take his writing talent as far as it can go,
showing him the path out of the hills of Appalachia.
Terrific characterizations, surprising revelations, gut-
wrenching past betrayals, and an unforgettable cast of
characters born of the dusty, worn-out landscape of
southeastern Ohio make The Essay a powerful, evocative,
and incredibly moving novel.
588 0 Print version record.
650 0 Authorship|vFiction.
650 0 High school athletes|vFiction.
650 0 Self-actualization (Psychology)|vFiction.
650 0 Teenage boys|zOhio|vFiction.
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650 7 FICTION|xComing of Age.|2bisacsh
650 7 High school athletes.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00956065
650 7 Manners and customs.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01007815
650 7 Self-actualization (Psychology)|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01111481
650 7 Teenage boys.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01145373
650 7 FICTION|xGeneral.|2bisacsh
651 0 Appalachian Region|xSocial life and customs|vFiction.
651 7 Appalachian Region.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01240092
651 7 Ohio.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01205075
655 4 Electronic books.
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776 08 |iPrint version:|aYocum, Robin.|tEssay.|dNew York : Arcade
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948 LTI 2018-07-09
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