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Author Jolliff, William, author

Title Heeding the call : a study of Denise Giardina's novels / William Jolliff
Edition First edition
Published Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2020


Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents Called to mystery: place, politics, and a life of faith -- Good King Harry: the formation and paradox of a Christian king -- Storming heaven: colonization and the roots of resistance -- The unquiet earth: confronting the coalfield apocalypse -- Saints and villains: conscience, doubt and the call to action -- Fallam's secret: one true sermon -- Emily's ghost: the making of a Giardina hero -- Conclusion: facing the questions, living with mystery
Summary "In Heeding the Call, William Jolliff offers the first book-length discussion of West Virginia writer and activist Denise Giardina, perhaps best known for her novel Storming Heaven, which helped spark renewed interest in the turn-of-the-century Mine Wars. Jolliff proposes that Giardina's fiction be considered under three thematic complexes: regional, political, and theological"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Giardina, Denise, 1951- -- Criticism and interpretation
Giardina, Denise, 1951- -- Criticism and interpretation
Giardina, Denise, 1951-
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1949199444