The Resource Arcadia, Iain Pears

Arcadia, Iain Pears

Label
Arcadia
Title
Arcadia
Statement of responsibility
Iain Pears
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1960s Oxford, Professor Henry Lytten is attempting to write a fantasy novel that forgoes the magic of his predecessors, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. He finds an unlikely confidante in his quick-witted, inquisitive young neighbor Rosie. One day, while chasing Lytten's cat, Rosie encounters a doorway in his cellar. She steps through and finds herself in an idyllic, pastoral land where Storytellers are revered above all others. There she meets a young man who is about to embark on a quest of his own--and may be the one chance Rosie has of returning home. These breathtaking adventures ultimately intertwine with the story of an eccentric psychomathematician whose breakthrough discovery will affect all of these different lives and worlds
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Title
Arcadia
Creator
Summary
Spanning multiple worlds, this stylistically complex, yet accessible, novel tracks the intersecting lives of several characters. There's Henry Lytten, a 1960s Oxford scholar; Angela Meersen, a "psychomathematician" from a dystopian future world who has discovered a method of accessing parallel universes; and Jay, a precocious young man from Anterworld, a universe created by Meersen based on Lytten's writings -- an "Arcadia" visited by Rosie Wilson, an otherwise ordinary British teenager who can travel between dimensions. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Subject
Genre
Story line
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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10464679
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6066.E167
LC item number
A89 2016
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770
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Iain Pears
Arcadia, Iain Pears
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Arcadia, Iain Pears
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber Faber and Faber Ltd., London, in 2015."
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
509 pages
Isbn
9781101946824
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2015013862
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Note
cat13rev
System control number
  • ocn907391443
  • (OCoLC)907391443

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