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The Resource Amatka, Karin Tidbeck

Amatka, Karin Tidbeck

Label
Amatka
Title
Amatka
Statement of responsibility
Karin Tidbeck
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
A surreal novel set in a dystopian world shaped by language-- literally. Vanja, a government worker, leaves her home city of Essre for the austere, wintry colony of Amatka on a research assignment. It takes some adjusting: people act differently in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion. Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja finds herself falling in love with her housemate, Nina, and decides to stick around. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony and a cover-up by its administration, she begins an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk. In the author's dystopic imagining, language has the power to shape reality. Unless objects, buildings, and the surrounding landscape are repeatedly named, and named properly, everything will fall apart. Trapped in the repressive colony, Vanja dreams of using language to break free, but her individualism may well threaten the very fabric of reality. Amatka is a wholly original novel about freedom, love, and artistic creation
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tidbeck, Karin
Dewey number
839.73/8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT9877.3.I45
LC item number
A6313 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Language and languages
  • Government investigators
  • Subversive activities
  • Insurgency
  • Liberty
Label
Amatka, Karin Tidbeck
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781101973950
Lccn
2016043285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn961155461
  • (OCoLC)961155461
Label
Amatka, Karin Tidbeck
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781101973950
Lccn
2016043285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn961155461
  • (OCoLC)961155461

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