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The Resource All that is solid melts into air, Darragh McKeon

All that is solid melts into air, Darragh McKeon

Label
All that is solid melts into air
Title
All that is solid melts into air
Statement of responsibility
Darragh McKeon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of the Chernobyl disaster the Soviet Union begins to collapse changing forever the lives of a nine-year old child prodigy, his aunt, a leading surgeon, and a teenage boy in a rural village. Russia, 1986. In a run-down apartment block in Moscow, a nine-year-old piano prodigy practices silently for fear of disturbing the neighbours. In a factory on the outskirts of the city, his aunt makes car parts, trying to hide her dissident past. In the hospital, a surgeon immerses himself in his work to avoid facing his failed marriage. And in a rural village in Belarus, a teenage boy wakes up to a sky of the deepest crimson. Outside, the ears of his neighbor's cattle are dripping blood. Ten miles away, at the Chernobyl Power Plant, something unimaginable has happened. Now their lives will change forever. This novel captures the end of an era in the Soviet Union
Summary
A story about the lives of everyday ordinary people in Ukraine trying to survive after Chornobyl as the Soviet Union struggles to deal with a disaster of this proportion.
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307646
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKeon, Darragh
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.C48748
LC item number
A78 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chornobylʹ, Ukraine : 1986)
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Moscow (Russia)
  • Gifted children
  • Bullies
  • City and town life
  • Family life
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Ukraine
Target audience
adult
Label
All that is solid melts into air, Darragh McKeon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain, in 2014, by Penguin Group, Penguin Books, Ltd. --Title page verso. Reprinted in paperback in the U.S. in 2014 with a brief biography and an essay by the author: The Empty City
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
ocn857966890
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
418 pages, 34 pages
Isbn
9780062246875
Lccn
2012278151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)857966890
Label
All that is solid melts into air, Darragh McKeon
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain, in 2014, by Penguin Group, Penguin Books, Ltd. --Title page verso. Reprinted in paperback in the U.S. in 2014 with a brief biography and an essay by the author: The Empty City
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
ocn857966890
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
418 pages, 34 pages
Isbn
9780062246875
Lccn
2012278151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)857966890

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