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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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harkaway, Nick
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Intended audience
950 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PR6108.A737
LC item number
G59 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Government investigators
  • Visions
  • Science fiction
  • Dystopian fiction
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
Control code
sky289440570
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
661 pages
Isbn
9781524732080
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017039289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 01/18
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
Control code
sky289440570
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
661 pages
Isbn
9781524732080
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017039289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 01/18

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