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The Resource Plowing the dark, Richard Powers

Plowing the dark, Richard Powers

Label
Plowing the dark
Title
Plowing the dark
Statement of responsibility
Richard Powers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a digital laboratory on the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual reality researchers race to complete the Cavern, an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a vast Byzantine cathedral, or a place of beauty and unknown power, were one might fend off the incursions of the real world gone wrong. On the other side of the globe, Taimur Martin, an American English teacher, is picked up off the streets in Beirut by Islamic fundamentalists and held in solitary captivity, chained to a radiator in another empty white room. What can possibly join two such remote places? Only the shared imagination, a room that these people unwittingly build in common, where they are all about to meet. Without distraction or hope of release, Taimur must keep himself whole by the force of memory alone. Each infinite, empty day moves him closer to insanity, and only the surprising arrival of sanctuary sustains him for the shattering conclusion. --B.I.P
Summary
Adie Klarpol, a disillusioned artist, and Taimur Martin, an English teacher held hostage by Islamic militants, are brought together in virtual reality, where a shared imagination can join two remote places
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2000
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050515
Cataloging source
BKL
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1957-
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Powers, Richard
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3566.O92
LC item number
P56 2001
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Imagination
  • Virtual reality
  • Hostages
Target audience
adult
Label
Plowing the dark, Richard Powers
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm47806716
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Picador USA ed.
Extent
415 p.
Isbn
9780312280123
System control number
(OCoLC)47806716
Label
Plowing the dark, Richard Powers
Publication
Control code
ocm47806716
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Picador USA ed.
Extent
415 p.
Isbn
9780312280123
System control number
(OCoLC)47806716

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