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The Resource Richie

Richie

Label
Richie
Title
Richie
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The "powerful and moving" true story of a Long Island family torn apart by drugs, violence, and the unbridgeable divide between generations (Kirkus Reviews). George Diener, World War II veteran and traveling salesman, and his wife, Carol, had old-fashioned values and ordinary aspirations: a home, a family, the pleasure of watching their two sons grow up. But in February 1972, an unthinkable tragedy occurred in the basement of their Nassau County residence, shattering their hopes and dreams forever. George and Carol doted on their shy eldest son, Richie. But at fifteen, the boy fell into a devastating downward spiral. He started smoking marijuana, shoplifting, and hanging out with drug dealers, and was soon arrested for assault and expelled from school. By the time his parents sought psychiatric counseling for their son, Richie was addicted to barbiturates and given to violent outbursts and threats. The boy George and Carol knew was long gone. Then, one winter evening, Richie came at his father with a steak knife and a suicidal cry of "Shoot!" Edgar Award-winning author Thomas Thompson delivers a "scary, harrowing" account of a turbulent era in American history when the gulf between young and old, bohemian and conservative, felt wider and more dangerous than ever before (The New York Times Book Review). A tragedy of Shakespearean proportions, the devastating account of George and Carol Diener's nightmare was adapted into The Death of Richie, a television movie starring Ben Gazzara, Eileen Brennan, and Robby Benson as Richie
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Thompson, Thomas
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5824.C45
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Diener, George Richard
  • Youth
  • Fathers and sons
Label
Richie
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504043298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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706b12e3-a9af-43e4-8d71-112fba39d4b2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966380956
  • (OCoLC)ocn966380956
  • 1333721
Label
Richie
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504043298
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
706b12e3-a9af-43e4-8d71-112fba39d4b2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)966380956
  • (OCoLC)ocn966380956
  • 1333721

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