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The Resource The heap : a novel, Sean Adams

The heap : a novel, Sean Adams

Label
The heap : a novel
Title
The heap
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sean Adams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Standing nearly five hundred stories tall, Los Verticalés once bustled with life and excitement. Now this marvel of modern architecture and nontraditional urban planning has collapsed into a pile of rubble known as the Heap. In exchange for digging gear, a rehabilitated bicycle, and a small living stipend, a vast community of Dig Hands removes debris, trash, and bodies from the building's mountainous remains, which span more than twenty acres of unincorporated desert land. Orville Anders burrows into the bowels of the Heap to find his brother Bernard, the beloved radio DJ of Los Verticalés, who is alive and miraculously broadcasting somewhere under the massive rubble. For months, Orville has lived in a sea of campers that surrounds the Heap, working tirelessly to free Bernard--the only known survivor of the imploded city--whom he speaks to every evening, calling into his radio show. The brothers' conversations are a ratings bonanza, and the station's parent company, Sundial Media, wants to boost its profits by having Orville slyly drop brand names into his nightly talks with Bernard. When Orville refuses, his access to Bernard is suddenly cut off, but strangely, he continues to hear his own voice over the airwaves, casually shilling products as 'he' converses with Bernard. What follows is an imaginative and darkly hilarious story of conspiracy, revenge, and the strange life and death of Los Verticalés that both captures the wonderful weirdness of community and the bonds that tie us together."--Publisher's description
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10831650
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Sean
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.D395
LC item number
H43 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brothers
  • High-rise apartment buildings
  • Radio talk show hosts
  • Building failures
  • Buildings
  • Deception
  • Corporations
  • Community life
  • Dystopias
Target audience
adult
Label
The heap : a novel, Sean Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780062957733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1133273778
  • (OCoLC)1133273778
Label
The heap : a novel, Sean Adams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780062957733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1133273778
  • (OCoLC)1133273778

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