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The Resource Us conductors, a novel by Sean Michaels

Us conductors, a novel by Sean Michaels

Label
Us conductors
Title
Us conductors
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Sean Michaels
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a finely woven series of flashbacks and correspondence, Lev Termen, the Russian scientist, inventor, and spy, tells the story of his life to his "one true love," Clara Rockmore, the finest theremin player in the world. In the first half of the book, we learn of Termen's early days as a scientist in Leningrad during the Bolshevik Revolution, the acclaim he receives as the inventor of the theremin, and his arrival in 1930s New York under the aegis of the Russian state. In the United States he makes a name for himself teaching the theremin to eager music students and marketing his inventions to American companies. In the second half, the novel builds to a crescendo as Termen returns to Russia, where he is imprisoned in a Siberian gulag and later brought to Moscow, tasked with eavesdropping on Stalin himself. Throughout all this, his love for Clara remains constant and unflagging, traveling through the ether much like a theremin's notes. Us Conductors is steeped in beauty, wonder, and looping heartbreak, a sublime debut that inhabits the idea of invention on every level. "--
Summary
"A beautiful, haunting novel inspired by the true life and loves of the famed Russian scientist, inventor and spy Lev Termen--creator of the Theremin"--P. [2] of cover.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2014.
  • Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards, Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, 2014.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10298823
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Michaels, Sean
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.M527
LC item number
U8 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Women musicians
  • Theremin
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
Us conductors, a novel by Sean Michaels
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1020428
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781935639817
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013043598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781935639817
  • (OCoLC)859192091
Label
Us conductors, a novel by Sean Michaels
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1020428
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781935639817
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013043598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781935639817
  • (OCoLC)859192091

Library Locations

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      30.2713021 -97.7460168
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