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The Resource Special topics in calamity physics, by Marisha Pessl

Special topics in calamity physics, by Marisha Pessl

Label
Special topics in calamity physics
Title
Special topics in calamity physics
Statement of responsibility
by Marisha Pessl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A darkly funny coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary, political, philosophical, and scientific knowledge--and is quite the cinâeaste to boot. In her final year of high school at the âelite (and unusual) St. Gallway School in Stockton, North Carolina, Blue falls in with a charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher, Hannah Schneider. But when the drowning of one of Hannah's friends and the shocking death of Hannah herself lead to a confluence of mysteries, Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet-eyed instincts and cultural references to guide--or misguide--her.--From publisher description
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
146355
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pessl, Marisha
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.E825
LC item number
S67 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young women
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
Label
Special topics in calamity physics, by Marisha Pessl
Instantiates
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
621897
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
927 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786292059
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780786292059
  • (OCoLC)71800496
Label
Special topics in calamity physics, by Marisha Pessl
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
621897
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
927 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786292059
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780786292059
  • (OCoLC)71800496

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