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The Vorrh, Brian Catling

Label
The Vorrh
Title
The Vorrh
Statement of responsibility
Brian Catling
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Vorrh follows a brilliant cast of characters through a parallel Africa where fact, fiction, and fantasy collide. Tsungali, a native marksman conscripted by the colonial authorities--against whom he once led a revolt--is on the hunt for an English bowman named Williams. Williams has made it his mission to become the first human to traverse the Vorrh, a vast forest at the edge of the colonial city of Essenwald. The Vorrh is endless, eternal; a place of demons and angels. Sentient, oppressive, and magical, the Vorrh can bend time and wipe a person's memory. Between the hunter and the hunted are Ishmael, a curious and noble Cyclops raised by Bakelite robots; the evil Dr. Hoffman, who punishes the son of a servant by surgically inverting his hands; and the slave owner MacLeish, who drives his workers to insanity, only to pay the ultimate price. Along with these fictional creations, Brian Catling mixes in historical figures, including surrealist Raymond Roussel and photographer and Edward Muybridge. In this author's hands none of this seems exotic or fantastical. It all simply is"--
Member of
Summary
In a novel that combines history and fantasy, the author explores the Vorrh, a vast forest at the edge of Essenwald, a colonial city in a parallel Africa
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10401430
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Catling, B.
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.A848
LC item number
V59 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vorrh novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Fantasy / General
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The Vorrh, Brian Catling
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Vintage original."
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
ocn894491607
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101873786
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014037260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894491607
Label
The Vorrh, Brian Catling
Publication
Note
"A Vintage original."
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
ocn894491607
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101873786
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2014037260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)894491607

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