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The Resource The letter bearer : a novel, Robert Allison

The letter bearer : a novel, Robert Allison

Label
The letter bearer : a novel
Title
The letter bearer
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robert Allison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Rider has no memory of who he is, where he is, or how he came to be lying dying in the brutal heat of the North African desert. Rescued by a band of deserters, the Rider begins to piece together his identity, based on shards of recollection and the letters in his mailbag. The Letter Bearer is unlike any other novel of World War Two. In the midst of profound trauma, terrible warfare, and the nameless experience of desertion, this gripping story asks us to consider how men build hope when they have nothing left not even a name. When first published last year in London, Robert Allison's debut novel was met with wide praise and was nominated for the Desmond Elliott Prize, described by one of its judges as "'An excellent and elegant novel written with patience and authority" Readers of Michael Ondaatje and Paul Bowles will find the landscape familiar, but the no reader will ever forget the haunting and haunted story of this remarkable victim. "--
Summary
Waking up in the desert with no memory of who he is, where he is or how he came to be there, the Rider, rescued by a band of deserters during World War II, begins to piece together his identity, based on shards of recollection and the letters in his mailbag
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466893
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6101.L4575
LC item number
L48 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The letter bearer : a novel, Robert Allison
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20476777
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781619026124
Lccn
2015031017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn913305016
  • (OCoLC)913305016
Label
The letter bearer : a novel, Robert Allison
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20476777
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781619026124
Lccn
2015031017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn913305016
  • (OCoLC)913305016

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