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The Resource This census-taker : a novella, China Miéville, (electronic resource)

This census-taker : a novella, China Miéville, (electronic resource)

Label
This census-taker : a novella
Title
This census-taker
Title remainder
a novella
Statement of responsibility
China Miéville
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Mi?ville. In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries--and fails--to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged parent, he dreams of safety, of joining the other children in the town below, of escape. When at last a stranger knocks at his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation might be over. But by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? What is the purpose behind his questions? Is he friend? Enemy? Or something else altogether? Filled with beauty, terror, and strangeness, This Census-Taker is a poignant and riveting exploration of memory and identity. Advance praise for This Census-Taker "A thought-provoking fairy tale for adults . . . [ This Census-Taker ] resembles the narrative style, quirkiness, and plotting found in the works of Karen Russell, Aimee Bender, or Steven Millhauser." -- Booklist "Brief and dreamlike . . . a deceptively simple story whose plot could be taken as a symbolic representation of an aspect of humanity as big as an entire society and as small as a single soul." -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for China Mi?ville "Even when he is orbiting somewhere in a galaxy too far away for normal human comprehension . . . Mi?ville is dazzling." -- The New York Times "[Mi?ville's] wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing." --Ursula K. Le Guin From the Hardcover edition
Summary
After witnessing a profoundly traumatic event, a boy is left alone in a remote house on a hilltop with his increasingly deranged parent. When a stranger knocks on his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation are over—but by what authority does this man keep the meticulous records he carries? Is he the boy’s friend? His enemy? Or something altogether other?
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457565
Cataloging source
B@L
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
This census-taker : a novella, China Miéville, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D502B46B-90DE-4CBC-89F5-F62D79B2087B
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn933510725
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101967331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
D502B46B-90DE-4CBC-89F5-F62D79B2087B
System control number
(OCoLC)933510725
Label
This census-taker : a novella, China Miéville, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D502B46B-90DE-4CBC-89F5-F62D79B2087B
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn933510725
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101967331
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
D502B46B-90DE-4CBC-89F5-F62D79B2087B
System control number
(OCoLC)933510725

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