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The Resource This census-taker : a novella, China Miéville

This census-taker : a novella, China Miéville

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 Mieville. 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"--
  • "After his mother goes missing, a boy is left alone in a remote house on a hilltop with his increasingly deranged father. When an odd man knocks on his door, the boy senses that his days of isolation are over. But will this stranger at last trigger the doom the boy has feared or will he somehow save the boy from the worst?"--
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
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457565
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
This census-taker : a novella, China Miéville
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
908517395
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781101967324
Lccn
2015037269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908517395
  • (OCoLC)908517395
Label
This census-taker : a novella, China Miéville
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
908517395
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
210 pages
Isbn
9781101967324
Lccn
2015037269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)908517395
  • (OCoLC)908517395

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