The Resource The wall : a novel, John Lanchester

The wall : a novel, John Lanchester

Label
The wall : a novel
Title
The wall
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Lanchester
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The best-selling author of The Debt to Pleasure and Capital returns with a chilling fable for our time. Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall--an enormous concrete barrier around its entire border. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and attack constantly. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself. Beset by cold, loneliness, and fear, Kavanagh tries to fulfill his duties to his demanding Captain and Sergeant, even as he grows closer to his fellow Defenders. And then the Others attack. . . . Acclaimed British novelist John Lanchester, "a writer of rare intelligence" (Los Angeles Times), delivers a taut dystopian novel that blends the most compelling issues of our time--rising waters, rising fear, rising political division--into a suspenseful story of love, trust, and survival"--
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Summary
When the island nation of an Earth-like world builds a concrete barrier around its entire coastline, a Defender charged with protecting his section of the Wall from desperate Others trapped outside begins questioning the political divides of his insular existence
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10760012
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lanchester, John
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dystopias
  • Climatic changes
  • Islands
  • Border security
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Political
  • FICTION / Dystopian
  • Border security
  • Climatic changes
  • Dystopias
  • Islands
Target audience
adult
Label
The wall : a novel, John Lanchester
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
on1037809631
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781324001638
Lccn
2018053667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028929524
System control number
(OCoLC)1037809631
Label
The wall : a novel, John Lanchester
Publication
Copyright
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
on1037809631
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781324001638
Lccn
2018053667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028929524
System control number
(OCoLC)1037809631

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