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The living sea of waking dreams, Richard Flanagan

Label
The living sea of waking dreams
Title
The living sea of waking dreams
Statement of responsibility
Richard Flanagan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the Booker Prize-winning The Narrow Road to the Deep North comes a wrenching novel of family, climate change, and the resilience of the human spirit--an elegy to our disappearing world. In a world of perennial fire and growing extinctions, Anna's aged mother is dying--if her three children would just allow it. Condemned by their pity to living, subjected to increasingly desperate medical interventions, she instead turns her focus to her hospital window, through which she escapes into visions of horror and delight. When Anna's finger vanishes and a few months later her knee disappears, Anna too feels the pull of the window. She begins to see that all around her others are similarly vanishing, though no one else notices. All Anna can do is keep her mother alive, stay the course that she and her brothers have set. But the window keeps opening wider, taking Anna and the reader ever deeper into an eerily gorgeous story about hope and love, hospital beds and orange-bellied parrots, beauty and solitude and regret. An ember storm of a novel, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams lays bare the interconnectedness of humans and the natural world, and makes an impassioned plea to avert our shared fate"--
Storyline
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10954664
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flanagan, Richard
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.3.F525
LC item number
L58 2021
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Terminally ill
  • Death
  • Disappearances (Parapsychology)
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental degradation
  • Disappearances (Parapsychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The living sea of waking dreams, Richard Flanagan
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
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780593319604
Lccn
2020045408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1192492941
  • (OCoLC)1192492941
Label
The living sea of waking dreams, Richard Flanagan
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
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780593319604
Lccn
2020045408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1192492941
  • (OCoLC)1192492941

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