The Resource Arc d'X : a novel, Steve Erickson, (electronic resource)

Arc d'X : a novel, Steve Erickson, (electronic resource)

Label
Arc d'X : a novel
Title
Arc d'X
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Steve Erickson
Title variation
Arc dX
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a desperate effort to liberate herself, a fourteen-year-old slave-mistress to the man who invented America-finds herself flung into a different time and world Steve Erickson's provocative reimagining of American history, Arc d'X begins with the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. With "skin . . . too white to be quite black and too black to be quite white," Sally is loved only to the extent that she can be possessed, and finds hope only in the promise that her children's lives will be different from her own. The couple's paradox-riven union echoes through the ages and in an alternate epoch where time plays by other rules. In Aeonopolis, a theocratic city at the foot of a volcano, priests seek to have Sally indicted, and in an emptied-out Berlin, the Wall is being rebuilt. Dizzyingly imaginative, Arc d'X is an unrivaled exploration of "the pursuit of happiness."
Summary
Thomas Jefferson visits Paris and finds himself torn between his ideals and his interest in his quadroon slave Sally Hemings, in the pursuit of happiness
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026309
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Erickson, Steve
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • African American women
  • Women slaves
  • Slavery
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
Label
Arc d'X : a novel, Steve Erickson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11549372
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480409958
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549372
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Arc d'X : a novel, Steve Erickson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11549372
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480409958
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549372
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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