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The Resource The absolute book, Elizabeth Knox

The absolute book, Elizabeth Knox

Label
The absolute book
Title
The absolute book
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Knox
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The epic fantasy that's taking the world by storm--a bewitching story about a revenge killing, a mysterious scroll box that has survived centuries of fires, and the book that changed everything Taryn Cornick believes that the past--her sister's violent death, and her own ill-conceived revenge--is behind her, and she can get on with her life. She has written a successful book about the dangers that threaten libraries... but not all of the attention it brings her is good. Questions arise about a fire in the library at her grandparents' house and about the whereabouts of an ancient scroll box known as the Firestarter. A policeman, Jacob Berger, also has questions, about a cold case. Then a shadowy young man named Shift appears, forcing Taryn and Jacob toward a reckoning felt in more than one world. The Absolute Book is an epic fantasy with an intimate tone; one in which hidden treasures are recovered, wicked things resurface, dead sisters are a living force, and great beauty is born of lies and treachery. It is a book of journeys and returns, from contemporary England to a magical land of great beauty and peace but is founded on treachery, from New Zealand to Purgatory itself. Above all, it is a declaration of love for stories and the ways in which they shape our worlds"--
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Tone
Writing style
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10819223
Cataloging source
DLC
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Knox, Elizabeth
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.3.K57
LC item number
A64 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scrolls
  • Fire
  • Libraries
  • Multiverse
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
Label
The absolute book, Elizabeth Knox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in New Zealand in slightly different form by Victoria University Press, Wellington, in 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Insects. A book with a light in its long perspective ; The muleskinner -- Part two: Fire. Matron of honour ; The library at Princes Gate, 1995 ; Documentary evidence ; The Bibliothèque Méjanes -- Part three: Light. The island of apples ; Norfolk ; Night in a tree ; The firestarter ; Nil by mouth ; Brutal --Part four: Damp. Failing kindness ; The pale lady ; The summer road ; The island of women ; Kernow's story ; Go to your gate ; Questions from the audience ; Green pressure -- Part five: Carelessness. Two graves ; Basil Cornick's screen test ; Mimir's well ; A Torah above the Torah ; Taken lightly ; Quarry House -- Part six Uncaring. The moot ; Call and response ; Purgatory ; Neve's story ; Tintern ; The folly -- Epilogue: One hundred years, eighty with good behaviour
Control code
on1191457600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
628 pages
Isbn
9780593296738
Lccn
2020037569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1191457600
Label
The absolute book, Elizabeth Knox
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in New Zealand in slightly different form by Victoria University Press, Wellington, in 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Insects. A book with a light in its long perspective ; The muleskinner -- Part two: Fire. Matron of honour ; The library at Princes Gate, 1995 ; Documentary evidence ; The Bibliothèque Méjanes -- Part three: Light. The island of apples ; Norfolk ; Night in a tree ; The firestarter ; Nil by mouth ; Brutal --Part four: Damp. Failing kindness ; The pale lady ; The summer road ; The island of women ; Kernow's story ; Go to your gate ; Questions from the audience ; Green pressure -- Part five: Carelessness. Two graves ; Basil Cornick's screen test ; Mimir's well ; A Torah above the Torah ; Taken lightly ; Quarry House -- Part six Uncaring. The moot ; Call and response ; Purgatory ; Neve's story ; Tintern ; The folly -- Epilogue: One hundred years, eighty with good behaviour
Control code
on1191457600
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
628 pages
Isbn
9780593296738
Lccn
2020037569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1191457600

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