The Resource The amateurs, Liz Harmer

The amateurs, Liz Harmer

Label
The amateurs
Title
The amateurs
Statement of responsibility
Liz Harmer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Allow us to introduce you to the newest product from PINA, the world's largest tech company. "Port" is a curiously irresistible device that offers the impossible: space-time travel mysteriously powered by nostalgia and longing. Step inside a Port and find yourself transported to wherever and whenever your heart desires: a bygone youth, a dreamed-of future, the fabled past. In the near-future world of Liz Harmer's extraordinary novel, Port becomes a phenomenon, but soon it is clear that many who pass through its portal won't be coming back--either unwilling to return or, more ominously, unable to do so. After a few short years, the population plummets. The grid goes down. Among those who remain is Marie, a thirty-something artist living in a small community of Port-resistors camping out in the abandoned mansions of a former steel town. As winter approaches the group considers heading south, but Marie clings to the hope that her long lost lover will one day return to the spot where he disappeared. Meanwhile, PINA's corporate campus in California has become a cultish enclave of survivors. Brandon, the right-hand man to the mad genius who invented Port, decides to get out. He steals a car and drives north-east, where he hopes to find his missing mother. And there he meets Marie. The Amateurs is a story of rapture and romance, and an astoundingly powerful debut about what happens when technology meets desire." -- Amazon.ca
Cataloging source
CNCAR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harmer, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813/6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dystopias
  • Optimism
  • Survival
  • Technological innovations
  • Time travel
Label
The amateurs, Liz Harmer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The collectors -- The support group -- The dreamers -- The neighbours -- The lotus-eaters -- The optimists -- The inventors -- The persuaders -- The guilty parties -- Interlude: Port -- The faithful -- The homecomer -- The pessimists -- The stranger -- The familiar -- The philosopher -- The hostages -- The pathetically willing -- Postlude: the story
Control code
on1035868136
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780345811240
Lccn
2018404810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The amateurs, Liz Harmer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The collectors -- The support group -- The dreamers -- The neighbours -- The lotus-eaters -- The optimists -- The inventors -- The persuaders -- The guilty parties -- Interlude: Port -- The faithful -- The homecomer -- The pessimists -- The stranger -- The familiar -- The philosopher -- The hostages -- The pathetically willing -- Postlude: the story
Control code
on1035868136
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780345811240
Lccn
2018404810
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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