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The Resource Night of fire : a novel, Colin Thubron

Night of fire : a novel, Colin Thubron

Label
Night of fire : a novel
Title
Night of fire
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colin Thubron
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Award-winning, bestselling novelist and travel writer Colin Thubron returns to fiction with his first novel in more than a decade, a searing, poetic masterwork of memory. A house is burning, threatening the existence of its six tenants--including a failed priest; a naturalist; a neurosurgeon; an invalid dreaming of his anxious boyhood; and their landlord, whose relationship to the tenants is both intimate and shadowy. At times, he shares their preoccupations and memories. He will also share their fate. In Night of Fire, the passions and obsessions in a dying house loom and shift, from those of the hallucinating drug addict in the basement to the landlord training his rooftop telescope on the night skies. As the novel progresses, the tenants' diverse stories take us through an African refugee camp, Greek Orthodox monasteries, and the cremation grounds of India. Haunting the edges of their lives are memories. Will these remembrances be consumed forever by the flames? Or can they survive in some form? Night of Fire is Colin Thubron's fictive masterpiece: a novel of exquisite beauty, philosophical depth, and lingering mystery that is a brilliant meditation on life itself"--
  • "His first novel in almost 15 years, a searing, poetic masterwork of memory from award-winning, bestselling novelist and travel writer, Colin Thubron"--
Summary
A house fire threatens the existences of six tenants and their shadowy landlord, whose fates become intertwined as they evaluate their respective lives through intimate, poetic memories
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10545978
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thubron, Colin
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
Target audience
adult
Label
Night of fire : a novel, Colin Thubron
Instantiates
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
ocn948338992
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062499745
Lccn
2016032308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948338992
Label
Night of fire : a novel, Colin Thubron
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
ocn948338992
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780062499745
Lccn
2016032308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)948338992

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