The Resource Gnomon : a novel, Nick Harkaway

Gnomon : a novel, Nick Harkaway

Label
Gnomon : a novel
Title
Gnomon
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nick Harkaway
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the widely acclaimed author of The Gone-Away World and Tigerman, a virtuosic new novel and his most ambitious book yet--equal parts dark comedy, gripping detective story, and mind-bending philosophical puzzle--set in a not-too-distant-future, high-tech surveillance state. In the world of Gnomon, citizens are ceaselessly observed and democracy has reached a pinnacle of "transparency." When suspected dissident Diana Hunter dies in government custody during a routine interrogation, Mielikki Neith, a trusted state inspector, is assigned to the case. Immersing herself in neural recordings of the interrogation, she finds a panorama of characters and events that Hunter gave life to in order to forestall the investigation: a lovelorn financier in Athens who has a mystical experience with a shark; a brilliant alchemist in ancient Carthage confronting the unexpected outcome of her invention; an expat Ethiopian painter in London designing a controversial new video game. In the static between these mysterious visions, Neith begins to catch glimpses of the real Diana Hunter--and, alarmingly, of herself, the staggering consequences of which will reverberate throughout the world. Gnomon is a dazzling, panoramic achievement from one of the most original voices in contemporary fiction"--
Summary
A tale set in a near-future, high-tech surveillance state follows the suspicious death of a dissident in custody and finds state inspector Mielikki Neith immersing herself in the victim's world, where she encounters a panorama of characters and innovations that transform her perspectives
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10616302
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harkaway, Nick
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6108.A737
LC item number
G59 2018eb
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
950
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Government investigators
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Telepathy
  • FICTION / General
  • Government investigators
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Telepathy
Target audience
adult
Label
Gnomon : a novel, Nick Harkaway
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1019128224
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (661 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524732097
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
35E118CF-D2BA-4699-B5A0-5EB027C836FF
Label
Gnomon : a novel, Nick Harkaway
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1019128224
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (661 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524732097
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
35E118CF-D2BA-4699-B5A0-5EB027C836FF

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