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The Resource Cold storage, Alaska, John Straley., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Cold storage, Alaska, John Straley., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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Cold storage, Alaska
Title
Cold storage, Alaska
Statement of responsibility
John Straley.
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • An offbeat, often hilarious crime novel set in the sleepy Alaskan town of Cold Storage from the Shamus Award winning author of the Cecil Younger series. Cold Storage, Alaska, is a remote fishing outpost where salmonberries sparkle in the morning frost and where you just might catch a King Salmon if you're zen enough to wait for it. Settled in 1935 by Norse fishermen who liked to skinny dip in its natural hot springs, the town enjoyed prosperity at the height of the frozen fish boom. But now the cold storage plant is all but abandoned and the town is withering. Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his tiny Alaska hometown after a seven-year jail stint for dealing coke. He has a lot to make up to his younger brother, Miles, who has dutifully been taking care of their ailing mother. But Clive doesn't realize the trouble he's bringing home. His vengeful old business partner is hot on his heels, a stick-in-the-mud State Trooper is dying to bust Clive for narcotics, and, to complicate everything, Clive might be going insane'lately, he's been hearing animals talking to him. Will his arrival in Cold Storage be a breath of fresh air for the sleepy, depopulated town' Or will Clive's arrival turn the whole place upside down' From the Hardcover edition
  • Returning to his hometown after a prison term in the hopes of repaying his brother, Clive finds his efforts to start a new business challenged by an ex-partner, a state trooper, and his own deteriorating mental state
  • "Cold Storage, Alaska, is a remote fishing outpost where salmonberries sparkle in the morning frost and where you just might catch a King Salmon if you're zen enough to wait for it. Settled in 1935 by Norse fishermen who liked to skinny dip in its natural hot springs, the town enjoyed prosperity in the mid-20th Century, at the height of the frozen fish boom. But now the cold storage plant is all but abandoned and the population is shrinking every day. Clive "The Milkman" McCahon returns to his tiny Alaska hometown after a 7-year jail stint for dealing coke. He has a lot to make up to his younger brother, Miles, who has dutifully been taking care of their ailing mother--and, really, all of Cold Storage--Miles is a Physician's Assistant and the closest thing to a doctor this side of Sitka. But Clive doesn't realize the trouble he's bringing home. He's reformed now, and his dream is to open a bar-slash-church (a Cold Storage ordinance requires there to be as many churches in town as there are bars). Clive's vengeful old business partner is hot on his heels, a stick-in-the-mud State Trooper is dying to bust Clive for narcotics, and, to complicate everything, Clive might be going insane--lately, he's been hearing animals talking to him. Will his arrival in Cold Storage be a breath of fresh air for the sleepy, depopulated town? Or will Clive's arrival turn the whole place upside-down?"--
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NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Straley, John
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ex-convicts
  • Small cities
  • Ex-convicts
  • Small cities
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
Label
Cold storage, Alaska, John Straley., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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Extent
1 online resource (298 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781616953072
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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0013698576
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869383933
Label
Cold storage, Alaska, John Straley., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616953072
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0013698576
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869383933

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