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The dying game : a novel, Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles

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The dying game : a novel
Title
The dying game
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
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Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
  • "A masterly locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state. The year is 2037, and on the tiny island of Isola, seven people have been selected to compete in a forty-eight-hour test for a top-secret intelligence position with the totalitarian Union of Friendship. One of them is Anna Francis, a workaholic bureaucrat with a nine-year-old daughter she rarely sees and a secret that haunts her. Her assignment: to stage her own death and then to observe, from her hiding place inside the walls of the house, how the six other candidates react to the news that a murderer is among them. Who will take control? Who will crack under pressure? But then a storm rolls in, the power goes out, and the real game begins. Combining suspense, unexpected twists, psychological gamesmanship, and a sinister dystopian future, The Dying Game conjures a world in which one woman is forced to ask, "Can I save my life by staging my death?"--
  • "A masterly locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state, in which seven people are brought to a remote island to compete in a 48-hour test for a top-secret intelligence position, and one woman must stage her own death. The year is 2037, and on the tiny island of Isola, seven people have been selected to participate in a state-sponsored mind game to recruit for an intelligence position with the totalitarian Union of Friendship. One of them is Anna Francis, a workaholic bureaucrat with a nine-year-old daughter she rarely sees and a secret that haunts her. Anna is not actually a candidate for the position: in fact, she's the test itself. Her assignment is to stage her own death and then to observe, from her hiding place inside the walls of the house, how the six other candidates react to the news that a murderer is among them: Who will take control? Who will crack under pressure? But then a storm rolls in, the power goes out, and the real game begins. . . . Combining suspense, unexpected twists, psychological gamesmanship, and a sinister dystopian future, The Dying Game conjures a world in which one woman is forced to ask, "Can I save my life by staging my death?""--
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Summary
A locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state follows the experiences of seven people who are brought to a remote island to compete in a 48-hour test and solve a staged murder to win a top-secret intelligence position
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560696
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839.73/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The dying game : a novel, Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3033947
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Isola by Natur & Kultur [Stockholm] in 2016" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn983786541
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524705640
Lccn
2017018737
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A0600204-5FB6-4715-AA24-AA8696CAB62D
System control number
(OCoLC)983786541
Label
The dying game : a novel, Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=3033947
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Swedish as Isola by Natur & Kultur [Stockholm] in 2016" -- Verso title page
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn983786541
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524705640
Lccn
2017018737
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A0600204-5FB6-4715-AA24-AA8696CAB62D
System control number
(OCoLC)983786541

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