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The Resource The dying game : a novel, Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

The dying game : a novel, Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

Label
The dying game : a novel
Title
The dying game
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"A masterly locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state. The year is 2037, and on the tiny island of Isola, seven people have been selected to compete in a forty-eight-hour test for a top-secret intelligence position with the totalitarian Union of Friendship. One of them is Anna Francis, a workaholic bureaucrat with a nine-year-old daughter she rarely sees and a secret that haunts her. Her assignment: to stage her own death and then to observe, from her hiding place inside the walls of the house, how the six other candidates react to the news that a murderer is among them. Who will take control? Who will crack under pressure? But then a storm rolls in, the power goes out, and the real game begins. Combining suspense, unexpected twists, psychological gamesmanship, and a sinister dystopian future, The Dying Game conjures a world in which one woman is forced to ask, "Can I save my life by staging my death?"--
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Summary
A locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state follows the experiences of seven people who are brought to a remote island to compete in a 48-hour test and solve a staged murder to win a top-secret intelligence position
Theme
Tone
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560696
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Avdic, Asa
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Willson-Broyles, Rachel
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True
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  • Women professional employees
  • Intelligence service
  • Psychological games
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • Intelligence service
  • Psychological games
  • Women professional employees
Target audience
adult
Label
The dying game : a novel, Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Isola by Natur & Kultur, Stockholm"--Verso title page
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
ocn962352778
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780143131793
Lccn
2017000614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962352778
Label
The dying game : a novel, Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Isola by Natur & Kultur, Stockholm"--Verso title page
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
ocn962352778
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9780143131793
Lccn
2017000614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)962352778

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