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The Cassandra : a novel, Sharma Shields

Label
The Cassandra : a novel
Title
The Cassandra
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sharma Shields
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mildred Groves is an unusual young woman. Gifted and cursed with the ability to see the future, Mildred runs away from home to take a secretary position at the Hanford Research Center in the early 1940s. Hanford, a massive construction camp on the banks of the Columbia River in remote South Central Washington, exists to test and manufacture a mysterious product that will aid the war effort. Only the top generals and scientists know that this product is processed plutonium, for use in the first atomic bombs. Mildred is delighted, at first, to be part of something larger than herself after a lifetime spent as an outsider. But her new life takes a dark turn when she starts to have prophetic dreams about what will become of humankind if the project is successful. As the men she works for come closer to achieving their goals, her visions intensify to a nightmarish pitch, and she eventually risks everything to question those in power, putting her own physical and mental health in jeopardy. Inspired by the classic Greek myth, this 20th century reimagining of Cassandra's story is based on a real WWII compound that the author researched meticulously. A timely novel about patriarchy and militancy, The Cassandra uses both legend and history to look deep into man's capacity for destruction, and the resolve and compassion it takes to challenge the powerful
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shields, Sharma
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H5429
LC item number
C37 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hanford Engineer Works
  • Secretaries
  • Plutonium
  • Atomic bomb
  • Precognition
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Washington (State)
Label
The Cassandra : a novel, Sharma Shields
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781250197412
Lccn
2018022670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1033789317
  • (OCoLC)1033789317
Label
The Cassandra : a novel, Sharma Shields
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9781250197412
Lccn
2018022670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1033789317
  • (OCoLC)1033789317

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