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The Resource Gnomon : a novel, Nick Harkaway

Gnomon : a novel, Nick Harkaway

Label
Gnomon : a novel
Title
Gnomon
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nick Harkaway
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, a virtuosic new novel and his most ambitious book yet--equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle--set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state. In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events that Hunter gave life to in order to forestall the investigation: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter--and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world. Gnomon is a dazzling, panoramic achievement from one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction"--
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616302
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harkaway, Nick
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A737
LC item number
G59 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Government investigators
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Telepathy
  • Dystopias
Target audience
adult
Label
Gnomon : a novel, Nick Harkaway
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
661 pages
Isbn
9781524732080
Lccn
2017039289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 983650280
  • (OCoLC)983650280
Label
Gnomon : a novel, Nick Harkaway
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
661 pages
Isbn
9781524732080
Lccn
2017039289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 983650280
  • (OCoLC)983650280

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