Coverart for item
The Resource The last town on Earth, Thomas Mullen

The last town on Earth, Thomas Mullen

Label
The last town on Earth
Title
The last town on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Mullen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a brilliantly drawn tale of morality and patriotism in a time of upheaval. Deep in the evergreen woods of Washington State lies the mill town of Commonwealth, a new community founded on progressive ideals, and a refuge for workers who have fled the labour violence in the surrounding towns. When rumours spread of a mysterious illness that is killing people at an alarming rate, the people of the uninfected Commonwealth vote to block all roads into town and post armed guards to prevent any outsiders from entering. One day two guards, Philip Worthy, the 16-year-old son of the town founder, and his friend Graham Stone, a hardened survivor of vicious strikes, are confronted with a moral dilemma. A starving and apparently ill soldier attempts to enter the town, begging them for food and shelter. Should Worthy and Stone admit him, possibly putting their families at risk? Or should they place their lives above his and let him die in the woods? The choice they make - and the reaction it inspires not only in their town but in the neighbouring town's league of suspicious patriots - sets into motion a series of events that threaten to tear Commonwealth apart
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mullen, Thomas
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.U447
LC item number
L37 2007
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Reader's circle
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza
  • Ethics
  • Community life
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
adult
Label
The last town on Earth, Thomas Mullen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2006. With reader's guide
  • Reader's guide: pages [395]-404
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 404 pages
Isbn
9780812975925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 864548449
  • (OCoLC)864548449
Label
The last town on Earth, Thomas Mullen
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Random House, ©2006. With reader's guide
  • Reader's guide: pages [395]-404
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 404 pages
Isbn
9780812975925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 864548449
  • (OCoLC)864548449

Library Locations

    • Williamsburg LibraryBorrow it
      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
Processing Feedback ...