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The Resource The last detail : a novel, Darryl Ponicsán ; with a new preface by the author

The last detail : a novel, Darryl Ponicsán ; with a new preface by the author

Label
The last detail : a novel
Title
The last detail
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Darryl Ponicsán ; with a new preface by the author
Title variation
Last detail
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Unlike other branches of the armed services, the Navy draws it police force from the ranks, as temporary duty called Shore Patrol. In this funny, bawdy, moving novel set during the height of the Vietnam War, two career sailors in transit in Norfolk, Virginia -- Billy "Bad-Ass" Buddusky and Mule Mulhall -- are assigned to escort eighteen-year-old Larry Meadows from Norfolk to the brig in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he is to serve an eight-year sentence for petty theft. It's good duty, until the two old salts realize the injustice of the sentence and are oddly affected by the naive innocence of their young prisoner. In the five days allotted for the detail, they decide to show Meadows something of the life he doesn't yet know, to help him survive the long ordeal ahead and to purge their own shame. What follows is an unlikely road trip by bus and train up the Eastern seaboard and an indelible journey of initiation and discovery, filled with beer-soaked wisdom, big city lights, revelry, brawls, debauchery, love, and surprising moments of tenderness
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.O6
LC item number
L37 2017
Literary form
fiction
Label
The last detail : a novel, Darryl Ponicsán ; with a new preface by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse edition.
Extent
xix, 182 pages
Isbn
9781510727755
Lccn
2017015363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn987070309
  • (OCoLC)987070309
Label
The last detail : a novel, Darryl Ponicsán ; with a new preface by the author
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Skyhorse edition.
Extent
xix, 182 pages
Isbn
9781510727755
Lccn
2017015363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn987070309
  • (OCoLC)987070309

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