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The Resource NK3

NK3

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NK3
Title
NK3
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Subject
Summary
A Hollywood novel of a very different kind by the author of The Player: A timely and "darkly satirical" dystopian thriller (The San Francisco Chronicle).Michael Tolkin is known as a master chronicler of show business culture. Now, in his new novel, the H LYW OD sign presides over a city devastated by a weaponized microbe that's been accidentally spread around the globe, deleting human identity.In post-NK3 Los Angeles, a sixty-foot fence surrounds the hills where the rich used to live, but the mansions have been taken over by those with the only power that matters: the power of memory. Life for those inside the Fence, ruled over by the new aristocracy known as the Verified, is a perpetual party. Outside the Fence, downtown, the Verified use an invented mythology to keep control over the mindless and nameless. In deliciously dark prose, Tolkin winds a noose-like plot around a melee of despots, prophets, and rebels as they struggle for command and survival in a town that still manages to exert a magnetic force, even as a ruined husk."Intricate and cleverly constructed."?TheNew Yorker"Tolkin creates memorable images and searing moments and peppers the text with sly, dark humor, all while raising provocative social and political issues...NK3 is nightmare and satire, thriller and warning. Crafted by a master storyteller, it is a haunting parable about civilization marching forward, while forgetting what it leaves behind."?Los Angeles Review of Books"Remind[s] one of how easily people are turned into commodities, how slippery the grip on identity can be, how there's always someone ready to set themself up as the savior of civilization."?TheSan Francisco Chronicle
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Tolkin, Michael
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Science Fiction
Label
NK3
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6419fb69-0827-4bc5-9bc3-54ad303758e5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802189844
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
NK3
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6419fb69-0827-4bc5-9bc3-54ad303758e5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802189844
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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