The Resource How to set a fire and why : a novel, Jesse Ball

How to set a fire and why : a novel, Jesse Ball

Label
How to set a fire and why : a novel
Title
How to set a fire and why
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jesse Ball
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Language
eng
Summary
"How to Set a Fire and Why is a blistering, singular, devastating novel by Jesse Ball ("A young genius who hits all of the right notes." --Chicago Tribune) about a teenage girl who has lost everything and will burn anything. Lucia has been kicked out of school, again, this time for stabbing a boy in the neck with a pencil. Her father is dead; her mother is in a mental institute; and she's living in a garage-turned-bedroom with her aunt. Making her way through the world with only a book, a Zippo lighter, and a pocket full of stolen licorice, Lucia spends her days riding the bus to visit her mother in The Home, avoiding the landlord who hates her, and following the only rule that makes any sense: Don't Do Things You Aren't Proud Of. When Lucia starts at Whistler High it seems no different from the schools that came before: girls play field hockey, chasing the ball like dogs, the school psychologist has beanbag chairs in her office, and detention means sitting silently surrounded by stupid people ("I am a veteran of detention"). But when Lucia discovers a secret Arson Club, she will do anything to be a part of it. With a biting wit and striking intelligence that she can't fully hide, Lucia animates her small-town life: the parties at an abandoned water park, visits to the 24-hour donut shop where her friend Lana's cousin works, the little island in the middle of a medical park where kids go to drink. As Lucia's fascination with the Arson Club grows, her chronicle becomes a riveting story of family, loss, misguided friendship, and destruction"--
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1978-
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Ball, Jesse
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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LC call number
PS3602.A596
LC item number
H69 2016
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PerformerNote
Read by Emma Galvin
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Dysfunctional families
  • Teenage girls
  • Pyromania
  • Arson
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Psychological
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Label
How to set a fire and why : a novel, Jesse Ball
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Electronic audio file
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780451484154
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
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Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
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unknown
Stock number
A4062B99-8E36-49C6-8881-5FF4474025E8
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  • (OCoLC)953165669
  • (TLC)erc0000473161
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Label
How to set a fire and why : a novel, Jesse Ball
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic audio file
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780451484154
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
A4062B99-8E36-49C6-8881-5FF4474025E8
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953165669
  • (TLC)erc0000473161
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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