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Roughnecks [electronic resource] / James J. Patterson and Quinn O'Connell, Jr.

Patterson, James J., author. (Author). O'Connell, Quinn, Jr., author. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780991408702 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0991408705 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [United States] : Santa Fe Writer's Project : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Summary, etc.: To his fellow crewmembers on rig number 34 of the Bomac Drilling Company, 27-year-old newcomer Zachary Harper is a mystery. To Marty, the derrick hand, he's a welcome working body. To Freddy, the chainhand, he's just another newcomer like himself trying to break out in the oil patch. To Jesse Lancaster, the driller, he's a "worm"-a risk, taken out of necessity, who just might make it as a roughneck. We join Zachary Harper the day after he has left the East Coast, for reasons yet unknown, and the day before he discovers the stark reality that a clean slate is just that-a cold, empty space where the self struggles with the soul. A tale of trial, risk, sacrifice, and self-discovery, Roughnecks takes its place in the tradition of American literary quest fiction. Is Zachary Harper an Ishmael or a Sal Paradise? A Jay Gatsby or a Huck Finn? Whoever he might be, he seeks self-knowledge, awareness, and authenticity.
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Subject: Oil industry workers > Fiction.
Self-realization > Fiction.
Oil well drilling > Fiction.
Electronic books.

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