The Resource South Pole Station : a novel, Ashley Shelby

South Pole Station : a novel, Ashley Shelby

Label
South Pole Station : a novel
Title
South Pole Station
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Shelby
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Do you have digestion problems due to stress? Do you have problems with authority? How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week? Would you rather be a florist or a truck driver? These are the questions that decide who has what it takes to live at South Pole Station, a place with an average temperature of -54°F and no sunlight for six months a year. Cooper Gosling is adrift at thirty, unmoored by a family tragedy and floundering in her career as a painter. So she applies to the National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Program and flees to Antarctica -- the bottom of the Earth -- where she encounters a group of misfits motivated by desires as ambiguous as her own. There's Pearl, the cook whose Carrot Mushroom Loaf becomes means toward her Machiavellian ambitions; the oxymoronic Sal (he is an attractive astrophysicist); and Tucker, the only gay black man on the continent who, as station manager, casts a watchful eye on all. The only thing they have in common is the conviction that they don't belong anywhere else. Enter Frank Pavano -- a climatologist with unorthodox beliefs. His presence will rattle this already unbalanced community, bringing Cooper and the Polies to the center of a global controversy and threatening the 800-million-year-old ice chip they call home. In the tradition of And Then We Came to the End and Where'd You Go Bernadette?, South Pole Station is a warmhearted comedy of errors set in the world's harshest place. "--
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1977-
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Shelby, Ashley
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Escape (Psychology)
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Global warming
  • South Pole
  • Antarctica
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Escape (Psychology)
  • Global warming
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
  • FICTION / Humorous / General
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
Label
South Pole Station : a novel, Ashley Shelby
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Publication
Copyright
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Subtitle taken from cover
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
ocn957022568
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781250112828
Lccn
2016058285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
South Pole Station : a novel, Ashley Shelby
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle taken from cover
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
ocn957022568
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781250112828
Lccn
2016058285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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