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The Resource Communion Town : a city in ten chapters, Sam Thompson

Communion Town : a city in ten chapters, Sam Thompson

Label
Communion Town : a city in ten chapters
Title
Communion Town
Title remainder
a city in ten chapters
Statement of responsibility
Sam Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Each of us conjures our own city, one of many incarnations; a place throbbing with so many layers, meanings, and hidden corners cannot be the same for any two citizens. Communion Town calls to mind David Mitchell's Ghostwritten, Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, and China Miéville's The City & The City, but is uniquely its own. This incandescent novel maps an imaginary city and explores the lives of its outcasts and scapegoats. Each chapter is told from the perspective of a different citizen--defining the city itself as a character, both protagonist and antagonist--and each is told in a different genre, from a hardboiled detective story to steampunk to gothic horror, displaying the great range of Sam Thompson's literary ability. As the novel unfolds in different neighborhoods, we encounter a lovelorn folksinger, a repressed detective, a slaughterhouse worker, a lost tourist, a bon vivant, and a ghost. From their lonely voices we gather the many-faceted story of the city: a place imagined differently by each citizen as he or she searches for connection, transformation, or escape
Writing style
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10226697
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1978-
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Thompson, Sam
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6120.H66456
LC item number
C66 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • City dwellers
  • Cities and towns
  • Imaginary places
Target audience
adult
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a city in ten chapters
Label
Communion Town : a city in ten chapters, Sam Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rose tree
  • A way to leave
  • Communion Town
  • The song of Serelight Fair
  • The City Room
  • Gallathea
  • Good slaughter
  • Three translations
  • The significant city of Lazarus Glass
  • Outside the days
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition 2013.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781620401668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827256637
  • (OCoLC)ocn827256637
  • 330627
Label
Communion Town : a city in ten chapters, Sam Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The rose tree
  • A way to leave
  • Communion Town
  • The song of Serelight Fair
  • The City Room
  • Gallathea
  • Good slaughter
  • Three translations
  • The significant city of Lazarus Glass
  • Outside the days
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition 2013.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9781620401668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)827256637
  • (OCoLC)ocn827256637
  • 330627

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