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The drunken spelunker's guide to Plato : a novel, Kathy Giuffre, (ebook)

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The drunken spelunker's guide to Plato : a novel
Title
The drunken spelunker's guide to Plato
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kathy Giuffre
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Language
eng
Summary
The Drunken Spelunker's Guide to Plato is based on Plato's Allegory of the Cave from The Republic. In this novel, the Cave is a dank basement bar in the small Southern town of Waterville, overflowing with cheap beer, good blues, and local oddballs. There's Vera, the tough but tender owner; Pancho, the philosophical piano tuner; Billy Joe, the former rising star back home after a stop in Memphis; and Commie Tom, the exceedingly generous proprietor of the Hammer and Sickle Bookstore. The newest bartender is whip-smart tomboy Josie, who hopped a bus from the Appalachian backwoods on a quest to discover who she is and where she belongs. What she finds is the Cave and the love of a charming regular named Danny. Armed with lessons from mythology and Plato's philosophy, Josie navigates the ups and downs of first love and begins to understand that something much greater is waiting for her just outside the Cave. With Josie as our brave guide, we are submerged in a rarely explored subculture. Her journey into the Cave and back out is filled with trials and tragedy, but Josie is helped along by her newfound community of large-hearted hard drinkers. The Drunken Spelunker's Guide to Plato is a love letter to the families we build for ourselves and the unexpected ways life can answer the question, what if?
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1962-
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Giuffre, Kathy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Single women
  • Bars (Drinking establishments)
  • Subculture
Target audience
adult
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The drunken spelunker's guide to Plato : a novel, Kathy Giuffre, (ebook)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780895876522
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT12034583
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remote
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12034583
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MWT12034583
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The drunken spelunker's guide to Plato : a novel, Kathy Giuffre, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780895876522
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12034583
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12034583
System control number
MWT12034583
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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