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The Resource The wake : a novel, Paul Kingsnorth

The wake : a novel, Paul Kingsnorth

Label
The wake : a novel
Title
The wake
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kingsnorth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A work that is as disturbing as it is empathetic, as beautiful as it is riveting." Eimear McBride, New Statesman In the aftermath of the Norman Invasion of 1066, William the Conqueror was uncompromising and brutal. English society was broken apart, its systems turned on their head. What is little known is that a fractured network of guerrilla fighters took up arms against the French occupiers. In The Wake , a postapocalyptic novel set a thousand years in the past, Paul Kingsnorth brings this dire scenario back to us through the eyes of the unforgettable Buccmaster, a proud landowner bearing witness to the end of his world. Accompanied by a band of like-minded men, Buccmaster is determined to seek revenge on the invaders. But as the men travel across the scorched English landscape, Buccmaster becomes increasingly unhinged by the immensity of his loss, and their path forward becomes increasingly unclear. Written in what the author describes as "a shadow tongue"a version of Old English updated so as to be understandable to the modern readerThe Wake renders the inner life of an Anglo-Saxon man with an accuracy and immediacy rare in historical fiction. To enter Buccmaster's world is to feel powerfully the sheer strangeness of the past. A tale of lost gods and haunted visions, The Wake is both a sensational, gripping story and a major literary achievement
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • September 15, 2015
  • September 01, 2015
  • July 06, 2015
  • July 01, 2015
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kingsnorth, Paul
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6111.I63
LC item number
W35 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social history
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The wake : a novel, Paul Kingsnorth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-365)
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
BRD2015939971
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781555977177
Lccn
2015939971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555977177
  • (OCoLC)898419562
Label
The wake : a novel, Paul Kingsnorth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-365)
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
BRD2015939971
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781555977177
Lccn
2015939971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781555977177
  • (OCoLC)898419562

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