In this powerful and gritty first novel, Steve Yarbrough takes us into the deep-South world of Ned Rose, who works nights checking the oxygen levels in fish-farm ponds and does all the dirty work his wealthy boss requires. He silently shares the family home with his sister Daze, who is nearly blinded by bitterness, obsessed with her mother's reputation as a loose, lustful woman.

Since his angry teenage years as a scholarship student at a posh, segregated school, Ned's life has been marred by a violence that erupts loudly and quickly disappears, leaving him filled with secrets and regret. When one last hope for deliverance emerges, however, both brother and sister are forced to come to terms with their heritage.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Steve Yarbrough's The Oxygen Man

Hardback Editions

June 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Oxygen Man
Author(s): Steve Yarbrough
ISBN: 1-878448-85-4 / 978-1-878448-85-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMurray & Beck
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Paperback Editions

June 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Oxygen Man
Author(s): Steve Yarbrough
ISBN: 1-59692-183-8 / 978-1-59692-183-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Lawson Library
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November 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Oxygen Man: A Novel
Author(s): Steve Yarbrough
ISBN: 0-7432-0165-5 / 978-0-7432-0165-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Touchstone
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