The Resource Last day : a novel, by Domenica Ruta

Last day : a novel, by Domenica Ruta

Label
Last day : a novel
Title
Last day
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Domenica Ruta
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fates of a cast of seemingly unconnected people converge during the celebration of an ancient holiday in a thought-provoking debut that brings to mind such novels as Station Eleven and The Age of Miracles. In Domenica Ruta's profoundly original debut novel, the end of the world comes every year. Or at least it's supposed to. On May 3, humanity comes together to anticipate the planet's demise--and to celebrate as if the day were truly their last. Sarah is a bookish teenager infatuated with Kurt, a tattoo artist, whom she met at her parents' Last Day celebration a year earlier. Kurt is still haunted with guilt over his role in the death of his young love and wants to make holiday amends to her family. Karen is a misfit with a dysfunctional background who works at the local YMCA, where she keeps getting into trouble--especially when she sets off to find a long-lost adoptive brother. Her friend Rosette has left the Jehovah's Witnesses to follow a new pastor at the Kingdom of God, where she brings Karen on this fateful Last Day. Meanwhile, in space, a group of international astronauts--an American, a Russian, and a billionaire Japanese space tourist--observe Last Day from afar. With sparkling wit, dazzling vividness, and wild imagination, Last Day is an exciting introduction of a literary talent--and by the end a haunting meditation on the fate of humanity and our planet"--
Summary
The fates of a cast of seemingly unconnected people, including a diverse crew of astronauts in space, converge during the celebration of an ancient holiday, in a thought-provoking first novel by the author of the memoir, With or Without You
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775953
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ruta, Domenica
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tattoo artists
  • Astronauts
  • Brothers
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • Bildungsromans
Target audience
adult
Label
Last day : a novel, by Domenica Ruta
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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
on1061864876
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780525510819
Lccn
2018051202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1061864876
Label
Last day : a novel, by Domenica Ruta
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
on1061864876
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9780525510819
Lccn
2018051202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1061864876

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