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The Resource Special topics in calamity physics, Marisha Pessl

Special topics in calamity physics, Marisha Pessl

Label
Special topics in calamity physics
Title
Special topics in calamity physics
Statement of responsibility
Marisha Pessl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A darkly funny coming-of-age novel and a richly plotted suspense tale told through the distinctive voice of its heroine, Blue van Meer. After a childhood moving from one academic outpost to another with her father (a man prone to aphorisms and meteoric affairs), Blue is clever, deadpan, and possessed of a vast lexicon of literary, political, philosophical, and scientific knowledge--and is quite the cinĂ¢easte to boot. In her final year of high school at the Ă¢elite (and unusual) St. Gallway School in Stockton, North Carolina, Blue falls in with a charismatic group of friends and their captivating teacher, Hannah Schneider. But when the drowning of one of Hannah's friends and the shocking death of Hannah herself lead to a confluence of mysteries, Blue is left to make sense of it all with only her gimlet-eyed instincts and cultural references to guide--or misguide--her.--From publisher description
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
146355
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.E825
LC item number
S67 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Special topics in calamity physics, Marisha Pessl
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
3006792
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
927 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786292059
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030563
Other control number
9780786292059
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm71800496
  • (OCoLC)71800496
Label
Special topics in calamity physics, Marisha Pessl
Publication
Control code
3006792
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
927 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780786292059
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006030563
Other control number
9780786292059
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm71800496
  • (OCoLC)71800496

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