The Resource The republic of nothing

The republic of nothing

Label
The republic of nothing
Title
The republic of nothing
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Choyce
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Met-a-mor-pho-sis: a complete change of form, structure, or substance, as transformation by magic or witchcraft. In May of 1896, a young magician from New York City joined the cast of the Marco Magic Company and embarked on a summer-long tour of eastern Canada, including New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. It was during this excursion that Handcuff Harry AKA Harry Houdini first showcased the talent that transformed him from a small-time conjurer, who performed for pennies in dime museums, into the world's most celebrated escape artist. When he wasn't performing on stage, Houdini was barnstorming through the streets of every town and city he visited, astounding onlookers in police stations, hardware stores and hospitals by freeing himself from the clutches of every restraining device strapped or wrapped around him. In this absorbing book, enriched by rare, period photographs, Bruce MacNab recounts a fascinating but shockingly untold chapter in the career of the man whose name is still synonymous with the word magic
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Summary
Everett McQuade decides to commemorate the birth of his son by declaring the island<U+2019>s independence. The Republic of Nothing opens in the 1950<U+2019>s on Whalebone Island. In this place of deliberate peculiarity, pretty much anything can happen. By the mid 1960<U+2019>s, Whalebone Island begins to succumb to the influences of the outside world. Children now attend school on the mainland, electricity has arrived, and Everett McQuade is drawn into political politics. The discovery of uranium mining on the island, the Vietnam War, or the peace movement can destroy the anarchic spirit of Everett McQuade and the people of the Republic of Nothing. Lesley Choyce has created a novel, drawn on the major political and philosophical currents of the 1960<U+2019>s, about independence, resilience, and cultivated anarchy in which nothing is everything and everything is nothing.
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Writing style
Award
Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction (Nova Scotia), 1995.
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206054
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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1951-
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Choyce, Lesley
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Canadian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The republic of nothing
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Publication
Distribution
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
MWT12372141
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780864925978
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12372141
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12372141
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The republic of nothing
Link
Publication
Distribution
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
MWT12372141
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780864925978
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12372141
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12372141
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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