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The Resource The city where we once lived : a novel, Eric Barnes

The city where we once lived : a novel, Eric Barnes

Label
The city where we once lived : a novel
Title
The city where we once lived
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eric Barnes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a near future where climate change has severely affected weather and agriculture, the North End of an unnamed city has long been abandoned in favor of the neighboring South End. Aside from the scavengers steadily stripping the empty city to its bones, only a few thousand people remain, content to live quietly among the crumbling metropolis. Many, like the narrator, are there to try to escape the demons of their past. He spends his time observing and recording the decay around him, attempting to bury memories of what he has lost. But it eventually becomes clear that things are unraveling elsewhere as well, as strangers, violent and desperate alike, begin to appear in the North End, spreading word of social and political deterioration in the South End and beyond. Faced with a growing disruption to his isolated life, the narrator discovers within himself a surprising need to resist losing the home he has created in this empty place. He and the rest of the citizens of the North End must choose whether to face outsiders as invaders or welcome them as neighbors."--Jacket flap
Summary
The City Where We Once Lived is a haunting novel of the near future that combines a prescient look at how climate change and industrial flight will shape our world with a deeply personal story of one man running from his past. With glowing prose, Eric Barnes brings into sharp focus questions of how we come to call a place home and what is our capacity for violence when that home becomes threatened
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10639682
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barnes, Eric
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Climatic changes
  • Future, The
Target audience
adult
Label
The city where we once lived : a novel, Eric Barnes
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1000049746
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781628728835
Lccn
2017962838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000049746
Label
The city where we once lived : a novel, Eric Barnes
Publication
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
on1000049746
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781628728835
Lccn
2017962838
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000049746

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