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An absolutely remarkable thing, Hank Green

Label
An absolutely remarkable thing
Title
An absolutely remarkable thing
Statement of responsibility
Hank Green
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green--cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow--spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship--like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor--April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world--everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires--and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring from the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye
Summary
The first to document the appearance of the Carls, giant robot-like statues popping up around the world, April May finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight that puts her relationships, identity and safety at risk
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10692381
Cataloging source
YDX
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Green, Hank
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Fame
  • Social media
  • Celebrities
  • Internet
Target audience
adult
Label
An absolutely remarkable thing, Hank Green
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
Control code
000063618957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781473224186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020423505
Label
An absolutely remarkable thing, Hank Green
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
Control code
000063618957
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
343 pages
Isbn
9781473224186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1020423505

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