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The Resource Amatka, Karin Tidbeck

Amatka, Karin Tidbeck

Label
Amatka
Title
Amatka
Statement of responsibility
Karin Tidbeck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
"A surreal and shockingly original debut novel set in a dystopian world shaped by language--literally. Vanja, a government worker, leaves her home city of Essre for the austere, wintry colony of Amatka on a research assignment. It takes some adjusting: people act differently in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion. Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja finds herself falling in love with her housemate, Nina, and decides to stick around. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony and a cover-up by its administration, she begins an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk. In Karin Tidbeck's dystopic imagining, language has the power to shape reality. Unless objects, buildings, and the surrounding landscape are repeatedly named, and named properly, everything will fall apart. Trapped in the repressive colony, Vanja dreams of using language to break free, but her individualism may well threaten the very fabric of reality. Amatka is a beguiling and wholly original novel about freedom, love, and artistic creation by an idiosyncratic new voice"--
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DLC
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1977-
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Tidbeck, Karin
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Language and languages
  • Language and languages
Label
Amatka, Karin Tidbeck
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Publication
Note
"A Vintage Books original"--Title page verso
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
ocn961155461
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781101973950
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016043285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961155461
Label
Amatka, Karin Tidbeck
Publication
Note
"A Vintage Books original"--Title page verso
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
ocn961155461
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781101973950
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2016043285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961155461

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