The Resource Steeplejack, A.J. Hartley

Steeplejack, A.J. Hartley

Label
Steeplejack
Title
Steeplejack
Statement of responsibility
A.J. Hartley
Title variation
Steeple jack
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga lives repairing the chimneys, towers, and spires of the city of Bar-Selehm. Dramatically different communities live and work alongside each other. The white Feldish command the nation's higher echelons of society. The native Mahweni are divided between city life and the savannah. And then there's Ang, part of the Lani community who immigrated over generations ago as servants and now mostly live in poverty on Bar-Selehm's edges. When Ang is supposed to meet her new apprentice Berrit, she instead finds him dead. That same night, the Beacon, an invaluable historical icon, is stolen. The Beacon's theft commands the headlines, yet no one seems to care about Berrit's murder--except for Josiah Willinghouse, an enigmatic young politician. When he offers her a job investigating his death, she plunges headlong into new and unexpected dangers. Meanwhile, crowds gather in protests over the city's mounting troubles. Rumors surrounding the Beacon's theft grow. More suspicious deaths occur. With no one to help Ang except Josiah's haughty younger sister, a savvy newspaper girl, and a kindhearted herder, Ang must rely on her intellect and strength to resolve the mysterious link between Berrit and the missing Beacon before the city descends into chaos
Member of
Summary
Repairing roof fixtures in her ethnically diverse industrial city in an alternate world resembling Victorian South Africa, 17-year-old Anglet Sutonga investigates the death of a young apprentice while caring for her sister's baby against a backdrop of racial tensions, political secrets and a stolen historical icon
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2016
  • Thriller Award for Best YA Novel, 2017.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10495173
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hartley, A. J.
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
930
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Alternative detective
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Africa
  • Race relations
  • Murder
  • Conspiracies
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Steeplejack, A.J. Hartley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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
ocn918994444
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780765383426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994444
Label
Steeplejack, A.J. Hartley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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
ocn918994444
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
334 pages
Isbn
9780765383426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994444

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