The Resource Doggerland, Ben Smith

Doggerland, Ben Smith

Label
Doggerland
Title
Doggerland
Statement of responsibility
Ben Smith
Title variation
Dogger land
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Doggerland is a superbly gripping debut novel about loneliness and hope, nature and survival - set on an off-shore windfarm in the not-so-distant future. ̀His father's breath had been loud in the small room. It had smelled smoky, or maybe more like dust. He had knotted and unknotted a strap on the bag he was holding - he must have been leaving to go out to the farm that day. ̀I'll get out,' he'd said. ̀I'll come back for you, ok?' The boy remembered that; had always remembered it. And, for a time, he'd believed it too. ' In the North Sea, far from what remains of the coastline, a wind farm stretches for thousands of acres. The Boy, who is no longer really a boy, and the Old Man, whose age is unguessable, are charged with its maintenance. They carry out their never-ending work, scoured by wind and salt, as the waves roll, dragging strange shoals of flotsam through the turbine fields. Land is only a memory. So too is the Boy's father, who worked on the turbines before him, and disappeared. The boy has been sent by the Company to take his place, but the question of where he went and why is one for which the Old Man will give no answer. As his companion dredges the sea for lost things, the Boy sifts for the truth of his missing father. Until one day, from the limitless water, a plan for escape emerges..
Summary
In the North Sea, far from what remains of the coastline, a wind farm stretches for thousands of acres. The Boy, who is no longer really a boy, and the Old Man, whose age is unguessable, are charged with its maintenance. They carry out their never-ending work, scoured by wind and salt, as the waves roll, dragging strange shoals of flotsam through the turbine fields. Land is only a memory. So too is the Boy's father, who worked on the turbines before him, and disappeared. The boy has been sent by the Company to take his place, but the question of where he went and why is one for which the Old Man will give no answer. As his companion dredges the sea for lost things, the Boy sifts for the truth of his missing father. Until one day, from the limitless water, a plan for escape emerges. This beautifully crafted novel about loneliness and hope, nature and survival, is as haunting as it is compelling a very special debut indeed.
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10763379
Cataloging source
WWBK
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Smith, Ben
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Social isolation
  • Sea level
  • Coming of age
  • Survival
  • Fathers and sons
  • Missing persons
  • Global warming
  • Wind power plants
  • North Sea
  • Dogger Bank
Target audience
adult
Label
Doggerland, Ben Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065135762
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780008313371
Lccn
be2019010119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090525491
Label
Doggerland, Ben Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065135762
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780008313371
Lccn
be2019010119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1090525491

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