The Resource The zero : a novel, Jess Walter, (electronic resource)

The zero : a novel, Jess Walter, (electronic resource)

Label
The zero : a novel
Title
The zero
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jess Walter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Zero is a groundbreaking novel, a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller. From its opening pages—when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head—novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks of a devastating terrorist attack. As the smoke slowly clears, Remy finds that his memory is skipping, lurching between moments of lucidity and days when he doesn't seem to be living his own life at all. The landscape around him is at once fractured and oddly familiar: a world dominated by a Machiavellian mayor known as "The Boss," and peopled by gawking celebrities, anguished policemen peddling First Responder cereal, and pink real estate divas hyping the spoils of tragedy. Remy himself has a new girlfriend he doesn't know, a son who pretends he's dead, and an unsettling new job chasing a trail of paper scraps for a shadowy intelligence agency known as the Department of Documentation. Whether that trail will lead Remy to an elusive terror cell—or send him circling back to himself—is only one of the questions posed by this provocative yet deeply human novel. From a novelist of astounding talent, The Zero is an extraordinary story of how our trials become our transgressions, of how we forgive ourselves and whether or not we should
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.A4722834
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Freading eBooks
Target audience
  • adolescent
  • adult
The zero : a novel, Jess Walter, (electronic resource)
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The zero : a novel, Jess Walter, (electronic resource)
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https://epl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/Y29tLmhhcnBlcmNvbGxpbnMuOTc4MDA2MTc1ODA0MQ==
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00016509
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Extent
1 online resource (368 pages).
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780061758041
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) frd00016509
  • (CaAE) frd00016509

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