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The Resource Above the ether : a novel, Eric Barnes

Above the ether : a novel, Eric Barnes

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Above the ether : a novel
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Above the ether
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a novel
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Eric Barnes
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eng
Summary
"A mesmerizing novel of unfolding dystopia in a world very like our own, for readers of Emily St. John Mandel's Station 11 and Margaret Atwood's The Year of the Flood. The prequel to Eric Barnes's acclaimed novel The City Where We Once Lived, Above the Ether follows six sets of characters moving through a landscape and a country just beginning to show the signs of cataclysmic change."--
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Barnes’ acclaimed dystopian novel The City Where We Once Lived (2018) followed an unnamed reporter’s struggles to stay alive in a decaying urban landscape wracked by climate change. In this equally unsettling prequel, Barnes moves the time line back to catastrophic events that occurred before the previous work, including an earthquake and tsunami flooding the Gulf states, while chronicling the fates of several sets of characters converging on a divided twin-city metropolis where prosperous South Enders have forsaken a mostly abandoned North End. A father and two children flee down a waterlogged highway to escape the tsunami. A grief-stricken couple mourning the loss of one son to addiction follows a detective’s lead to track down another son. A doctor and his wife plot to escape a gang-controlled immigrant camp. Barnes’ spare and chilling prose flows from one horrific scene to another without, surprisingly, alienating his readers, perhaps because the heart of his narrative ultimately reveals an abiding faith in the power of human compassion. A first-rate apocalyptic page-turner. -- Carl Hays (Reviewed 5/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 18, p27)
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10788898
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Barnes, Eric
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.A8338
LC item number
A63 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
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City where we once lived books
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prequel
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  • Climatic changes
  • Catastrophical, The
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Climatic changes
  • Catastrophical, The
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Above the ether : a novel, Eric Barnes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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on1048934363
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781628729986
Lccn
2019004265
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1048934363
Label
Above the ether : a novel, Eric Barnes
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
on1048934363
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9781628729986
Lccn
2019004265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048934363

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