The Resource A ladder to the sky : a novel, John Boyne

A ladder to the sky : a novel, John Boyne

Label
A ladder to the sky : a novel
Title
A ladder to the sky
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Boyne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aspiring writer Maurice Swift, whose desire for fame exceeds his talent, uses a chance meeting with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann in a West Berlin hotel in 1988 to obtain secrets about Ackermann's wartime activities, which becomes material for his first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall
Summary
Aspiring writer Maurice Swift, whose desire for fame exceeds his talent, uses a chance meeting with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann to obtain secrets about Ackermann's wartime activities, which becomes material for his first novel
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738533
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyne, John
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Novelists
  • Fame
  • Ambition
  • Betrayal
  • FICTION / LGBT / Bisexual
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Ambition
  • Authors
  • Betrayal
  • Fame
  • Novelists
Target audience
adult
Label
A ladder to the sky : a novel, John Boyne
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1060612629
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9781984823014
Lccn
2018184670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1060612629
Label
A ladder to the sky : a novel, John Boyne
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1060612629
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9781984823014
Lccn
2018184670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1060612629

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