The Resource Medusa's web, Tim Powers

Medusa's web, Tim Powers

Label
Medusa's web
Title
Medusa's web
Statement of responsibility
Tim Powers
Title variation
Medusas web
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the award-winning author of Hide Me Among the Graves, Last Call, Declare, and Three Days to Never, a phantasmagoric, thrilling, mind-bending tale of speculative fiction in which one man must uncover occult secrets of 1920s Hollywood to save his family. In the wake of their Aunt Amity's suicide, Scott and Madeline Madden are summoned to Caveat, the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins, the malicious wheelchair-bound Claimayne and his sister, Ariel, do not welcome Scott and Madeline's return to the childhood home they once shared. While Scott desperately wants to go back to their shabby South-of-Sunset lives, he cannot pry his sister away from this haunted "House of Usher in the Hollywood Hills" that is a conduit for the supernatural. Decorated by bits salvaged from old hotels and movie sets, Caveat hides a dark family secret that stretches back to the golden days of Rudolph Valentino and the silent film stars. A collection of hypnotic eight-limbed abstract images inked on paper allows the Maddens to briefly fragment and flatten time--to transport themselves into the past and future in visions that are both puzzling and terrifying. Though their cousins know little about these ancient "spiders" which provoke unpredictable temporal dislocations, Ariel and Claimayne have been using for years--an addiction that has brought Claimayne to the brink of selfish destruction. As Madeline falls more completely under Caveat's spell, Scott discovers that to protect her, he must use the perilous spiders himself. But will he unravel the mystery of the Madden family's past and finally free them. or be pulled deeper into their deadly web?"--
Summary
Two siblings uncover a dark, supernatural family secret when they return to their childhood home in a decaying mansion in the Hollywood Hills
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457404
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Powers, Tim
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Mansions
  • Motion picture industry
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Mansions
  • Motion picture industry
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Medusa's web, Tim Powers
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Publication
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
ocn927192277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780062262455
Lccn
2015041170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)927192277
Label
Medusa's web, Tim Powers
Publication
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
ocn927192277
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780062262455
Lccn
2015041170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)927192277

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