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The Resource Archangel : fiction, by Andrea Barrett

Archangel : fiction, by Andrea Barrett

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Archangel : fiction
Title
Archangel
Title remainder
fiction
Statement of responsibility
by Andrea Barrett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During the summer of 1908, twelve-year-old Constantine Boyd is witness to an explosion of home-spun investigation--from experiments with cave-dwelling fish without eyes to scientifically bred crops to motorized bicycles and the flight of an early aeroplane. In 1920, a popular science writer and young widow tries, immediately after the bloodbath of the First World War, to explain the new theory of relativity to an audience (herself included) desperate to believe in an "ether of space" housing spirits of the dead. Half a century earlier, in 1873, a famous biologist struggles to maintain his sense of the hierarchies of nature as Darwin's new theory of evolution threatens to make him ridiculous in the eyes of a precocious student. The twentieth-century realms of science and war collide in the last two stories, as developments in genetics and X-ray technology that had once held so much promise fail to protect humans--among them, a young American soldier, Constantine Boyd, sent to Archangel, Russia, in 1919--from the failures of governments and from the brutality of war.--Publisher description
Summary
"Science and sensibility" might be the best way to describe this collection of short stories by the author of the National Book Award-winning Ship Fever, which explores the intersection of human intellect and emotion. Set during various periods in the historical past, from the 1870s to the 1920s, the interconnected stories feature recurring characters who influence one another in subtle, often surprising ways. While readers will encounter a wealth of scientific detail, they'll also be treated to nuanced portrayals of relationships between teachers and students, parents and children, lovers and rivals, and more. - Description by Gillian Speace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
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10192729
Cataloging source
DLC
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Barrett, Andrea
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A7327
LC item number
A73 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Science
  • Science
Target audience
adult
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fiction
Label
Archangel : fiction, by Andrea Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The investigators (1908) -- The ether of space (1920) -- The island (1873) -- The particles (1939) -- Archangel (1919)
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780393240009
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013016958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 844372890
  • (OCoLC)844372890
Label
Archangel : fiction, by Andrea Barrett
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The investigators (1908) -- The ether of space (1920) -- The island (1873) -- The particles (1939) -- Archangel (1919)
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9780393240009
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013016958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 844372890
  • (OCoLC)844372890

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