The widower's son

Book Cover
Publisher:
Harper & Row,
Pub. Date:
1976.
Language:
English
Description
Raised by a career soldier, a working class Englishman tries to find his place--both in and out of uniform--in this compelling novel of love and war Charlie Scorton sees his best friend killed beside him in the mine, and resolves to join the army. His father throws him out for deserting the coal miner's life, but Charlie never looks back. For twenty-four years, he roams the empire, a king's soldier who is finally left with no choice but to come home. He has a child, his wife dies, and the old soldier dedicates himself to raising his boy. Charlie trains his son, William, to be an artilleryman from birth. William finds a home in the army, the sort he has always longed for, and makes his mark during World War II, performing heroically during the retreat at Dunkirk, risking his life to save thousands. But soon, he will be forced to answer the question his father never could: What does a soldier do when war is over? Alan Sillitoe, the bestselling author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner , examines where the fight ends and life begins for a soldier in this story of love and war, and the blurred lines between them.
Also in This Series
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780060138929
9781504033688
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDe1fc4532-57c1-99e1-f671-5b0b553918e4
Grouping Titlewidower s son
Grouping Authorsillitoe alan
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-09-29 02:07:29AM
Last Indexed2019-11-17 03:08:27AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorSillitoe, Alan.
author2-rolehoopla digital.
author_displaySillitoe, Alan
available_at_westernWestern Colorado University
collection_westernGeneral
detailed_location_westernWCU Book Stacks
display_descriptionRaised by a career soldier, a working class Englishman tries to find his place-both in and out of uniform-in this compelling novel of love and war Charlie Scorton sees his best friend killed beside him in the mine, and resolves to join the army. His father throws him out for deserting the coal miner's life, but Charlie never looks back. For twenty-four years, he roams the empire, a king's soldier who is finally left with no choice but to come home. He has a child, his wife dies, and the old soldier dedicates himself to raising his boy. Charlie trains his son, William, to be an artilleryman from birth. William finds a home in the army, the sort he has always longed for, and makes his mark during World War II, performing heroically during the retreat at Dunkirk, risking his life to save thousands. But soon, he will be forced to answer the question his father never could: What does a soldier do when war is over? Alan Sillitoe, the bestselling author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, examines where the fight ends and life begins for a soldier in this story of love and war, and the blurred lines between them.
format_category_westernBooks
format_westernBook
ide1fc4532-57c1-99e1-f671-5b0b553918e4
isbn9780060138929
9781504033688
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT11614307Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11614307Available Online
ils:.b10439274.i40000916WCU Book StacksPR6037.I55W51falsefalseOn Shelfwsst
itype_westernBook
last_indexed2019-11-17T10:08:27.991Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_westernPR6037.I55W5
owning_library_westernWestern Colorado University
owning_location_westernWestern Colorado University
primary_isbn9780060138929
publishDate1976
2016
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT11614307eBookeBookEnglishOpen Road Media, 2016.1 online resource
ils:.b10439274BookBooksEnglishHarper & Row, 1976.288 pages ; 23 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_western
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10439274.i40000916On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue71, 72, 73, 74, 75
subject_facetElectronic books
Fiction
Great Britain -- Fiction
Soldiers -- Fiction
title_displayThe widower's son
title_fullThe widower's son / Alan Sillitoe
Widower's Son [electronic resource] Sillitoe, Alan.
title_shortThe widower's son
topic_facetElectronic books
Soldiers