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The Resource Station Eleven

Station Eleven

Label
Station Eleven
Title
Station Eleven
Statement of responsibility
Emily St. John Mandel
Title variation
Station 11
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity. A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty years later, Kirsten moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves The Traveling Symphony, and they have dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band's existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed
Summary
"An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the TravelingSymphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it"--
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2015.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • Toronto Book Awards, 2015.
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10312102
Cataloging source
BT
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1979-
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St. John Mandel, Emily
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Science Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Station Eleven
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:71756b04-eb6f-44d2-b2ea-6c92fbf44658
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385353311
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Station Eleven
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:71756b04-eb6f-44d2-b2ea-6c92fbf44658
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780385353311
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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