The Resource Black swan green : a novel, David Mitchell

Black swan green : a novel, David Mitchell

Label
Black swan green : a novel
Title
Black swan green
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
David Mitchell
Title variation
Blackswangreen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Black Swan Green tracks a single year in what is, for thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor, the sleepiest village in muddiest Worcestershire in a dying Cold War England, 1982. But the thirteen chapters, each a short story in its own right, create an exquisitely observed world that is anything but sleepy. A world of Kissingeresque realpolitik enacted in boys' games on a frozen lake; of "nightcreeping" through the summer backyards of strangers; of the tabloid-fueled thrills of the Falklands War and its human toll; of the cruel, luscious Dawn Madden and her power-hungry boyfriend, Ross Wilcox; of a certain Madame Eva van Outryve de Crommelynck, an elderly bohemian emigre who is both more and less than she appears; of Jason's search to replace his dead grandfather's irreplaceable smashed watch before the crime is discovered; of first cigarettes, first kisses, first Duran Duran LPs, and first deaths; of Margaret Thatcher's recession; of Gypsies camping in the woods and the hysteria they inspire; and, even closer to home, of a slow-motion divorce in four seasons. Pointed, funny, profound, left-field, elegiac, and painted with the stuff of life, Black Swan Green is David Mitchell's subtlest and most effective achievement to date."--Publisher's website
  • A meditative novel of a young boy on the cusp of adulthood follows a single year in the life of thirteen-year-old Jason Taylor as he grows up in what is for him the sleepiest village in Worcestershire, England, in 1982
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2007.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2006.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
Awards note
  • American Library Association Notables, 2007.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice Books for Youth, 2006.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
141639
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, David
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • Grades 9-12
  • UG
LC call number
PR6063.I785
LC item number
B58 2006
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 4.4
  • 4.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boys
  • England
  • Villages
  • Coming of age
  • Boys
  • Villages
  • England
Label
Black swan green : a novel, David Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Hodder & Stoughton, ©2006
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
ocm61513194
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781400063796
Lccn
2005052914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400063796
System control number
(OCoLC)61513194
Label
Black swan green : a novel, David Mitchell
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Hodder & Stoughton, ©2006
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
ocm61513194
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781400063796
Lccn
2005052914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400063796
System control number
(OCoLC)61513194

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