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Cates, David Allan

Overview
Works: 5 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 970 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3553.A84, 813.54
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Publications about David Allan Cates
Publications by David Allan Cates
Most widely held works by David Allan Cates
Freeman Walker by David Allan Cates( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
At the age of seven a mulatto slave boy, Jimmy Gates, is freed by his owner-father, separated from his mother, and sent to England for an education--which is just the beginning of his quest to understand the true meaning of moral freedom
X out of Wonderland : a saga by David Allan Cates( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
"X, the novel's decent and brave protagonist, maintains his optimistic pursuit of love and The Good Life even as a series of catastrophes cast him out of his native Wonderland to bounce him around the world and back again."--Pg. [2] of Cover
Hunger in America by David Allan Cates( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Ben Armstrong's strange trip home : a novel by David Allan Cates( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"...A deliberately troubling masterpiece... Ben Armstrong's Strange Trip Home begins with an all-American homecoming that traps its middle-aged ex-farmboy protagonist like a fly in a web worthy of Kafka. Cates' hero endures an inescapable series of dreams, visitations, half-melted memories, and unsought meetings with the living and dead. His subsequent attempts to escape -- or even understand his entrapment -- proceed to make a mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind music I've heard nowhere else in our literature. Endlessly inventive in its language, masterful in its fidelity to its own harsh vision, and symphonic in its impact, this novel builds from a series of perverse fractions to a darkly satisfying whole."--David James Duncan, from back cover
Tom Connor's gift : (mad grief, mad love, and a crooked road home) by David Allan Cates( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"A recently-widowed doctor, stunned by grief, retreats to a cabin on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front. Inside she has a puppy and a stack of letters from an old lover. Outside, there's a bear. As she revisits the letters from Tom Connor, we come to see, through his eyes, the dusty, broken alleys of Central America during the war years. The two narratives taken together explore themes of life-long love, about what we can see only when we are ready to see, and how hope can grow in the darkest of places. The third in what the author sees as his "homecoming trilogy" (after Hunger in American and Ben ' Strange Trip Home), Tom Conno'r's Gift shines a light on the transformative act of storytelling itself, and is destined to be received as one of the most important novels of the year." --
 
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controlled identity Cates, David

Cates, David
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English (11)
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