The Resource Shark, Will Self

Shark, Will Self

Label
Shark
Title
Shark
Statement of responsibility
Will Self
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
May 4th, 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day, four students will be shot dead by the National Guards in the grounds of Kent State University. On the other side of the Atlantic, it's a brilliant sunny morning after an April of heavy rain, and at the "Concept House" therapeutic community he has set up in the London suburb of Willesden, maverick psychiatrist Dr. Zack Busner has been tricked into joining a decidedly ill advised LSD trip with several of its disturbed residents. Five years later, sitting in a nearby cinema watching Steven Spielberg's Jaws, Busner realizes the true nature of the events that transpired on that dread-soaked day, when a survivor of the worst disaster in the US Navy's history - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis - came face-to-face with the British Royal Air Force observer on the Enola Gay's mission to bomb Hiroshima. Set a year before the action of his Booker-shortlisted Umbrella, Will Self's new novel Shark continues its exploration of the complex relationship between human psychopathology and human technological progress; and like Umbrella, weaves together multiple narratives across several decades of the twentieth century to produce a fiendish tapestry depicting the state we're trapped in
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Summary
4 May 1970. A week earlier, President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day, four students will be lying in the grounds of Kent State University, shot dead by the National Guard. On the other side of the Atlantic, it's a brilliant sunny morning after an April of heavy rain, and at the Concept House therapeutic community he has set up in the London suburb of Willesden, maverick psychiatrist Dr Zack Busner has been tricked into joining a decidedly ill-advised LSD trip with several of its disturbed residents. Five years later, sitting in a nearby cinema watching Steven Spielberg's Jaws with his young son, Busner realizes the true nature of the events that transpired on that dread-soaked day, when a survivor of the worst disaster in the US Navy's history - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in the shark-infested south Pacific - came face-to-face with the British Royal Air Force observer on the Enola Gay's mission to Hiroshima.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10379329
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Self, Will,
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Psychiatrists
  • LSD (Drug)
Target audience
adult
Label
Shark, Will Self
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Publication
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
MWT11785352
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802192400
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11785352
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11785352
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Shark, Will Self
Link
Publication
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
MWT11785352
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802192400
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11785352
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11785352
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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