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The Resource Strange bodies : a novel, Marcel Theroux

Strange bodies : a novel, Marcel Theroux

Label
Strange bodies : a novel
Title
Strange bodies
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marcel Theroux
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A dizzying novel of deception and metempsychosis by the author of the National Book Award finalist Far North Whatever this is, it started when Nicholas Slopen came back from the dead. In a locked ward of a notorious psychiatric hospital sits a man who insists that he is Dr. Nicholas Slopen, failed husband and impoverished Samuel Johnson scholar. Slopen has been dead for months. Yet nothing can make this man change his story. What begins as a tale of apparent forgery, involving unseen letters by the great Dr. Johnson, grows to encompass a conspiracy between a Silicon Valley mogul and his Russian allies to exploit the darkest secret of Soviet technology: the Malevin Procedure. With echoes of both Jorge Luis Borges and Philip K. Dick, Marcel Theroux's Strange Bodies takes the reader on a dizzying speculative journey that poses questions about identity, authenticity, and what it means to be truly human"--
Summary
Locked in a notorious psychiatric hospital, a man claiming to be the deceased Dr. Nicholas Slopen eventually uncovers a dark conspiracy between Silicon Valley and Russia that created new technology known as the Malevin Procedure
Tone
Writing style
Award
John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10247583
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Theroux, Marcel
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transmigration
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Forgery
  • Psychotherapy patients
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Forgery
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Psychotherapy patients
  • Transmigration
Target audience
adult
Label
Strange bodies : a novel, Marcel Theroux
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2013 in slightly different form by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545379
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374270650
Lccn
2013034018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545379
Label
Strange bodies : a novel, Marcel Theroux
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2013 in slightly different form by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn846545379
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374270650
Lccn
2013034018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)846545379

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