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Author Lanchester, John. author. (KSal)874275

Title The wall : a novel / John Lanchester.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Fiction  F Lanchester, J.    ---  Available
Edition First American edition.
Description 254 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary "The best-selling author of The Debt to Pleasure and Capital returns with a chilling fable for our time. Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall--an enormous concrete barrier around its entire border. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and attack constantly. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself. Beset by cold, loneliness, and fear, Kavanagh tries to fulfill his duties to his demanding Captain and Sergeant, even as he grows closer to his fellow Defenders. And then the Others attack. . . . Acclaimed British novelist John Lanchester, "a writer of rare intelligence" (Los Angeles Times), delivers a taut dystopian novel that blends the most compelling issues of our time--rising waters, rising fear, rising political division--into a suspenseful story of love, trust, and survival"-- Provided by publisher.
Source B&T 03.2019 PARS
Subject Dystopias -- Fiction. (KSal)993867
Climatic changes -- Fiction. (KSal)797150
Islands -- Fiction. (KSal)753267
Border security -- Fiction. (KSal)1275649
FICTION / Literary (KSal)1031606
FICTION / Political (KSal)1041262
FICTION / Dystopian. (KSal)1181324
Genre/Form Dystopian fiction. (KSal)1058839
Dystopias. (KSal)798091
Other Editions: Reproduction of (manifestation): Lanchester, John. Wall London : Faber & Faber, 2019 9780571298709
ISBN 9781324001638 (hardcover)
1324001631 (hardcover)

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