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Find me, Laura van den Berg

Label
Find me
Title
Find me
Statement of responsibility
Laura van den Berg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel--a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. When Joy's immunity gains her admittance to a hospital in rural Kansas, she sees a chance to escape her bleak existence. There she submits to peculiar treatments and follows seemingly arbitrary rules, forming cautious bonds with other patients--including her roommate, whom she turns to in the night for comfort, and twin boys who are digging a secret tunnel. As winter descends, the hospital's fragile order breaks down and Joy breaks free, embarking on a journey from Kansas to Florida, where she believes she can find her birth mother, the woman who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, she encounters mysterious companions, cities turned strange, and one very eerie house. As Joy closes in on Florida, she must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself
Summary
Joy, a loner who works the graveyard shift at a grocery store, finds herself immune to a strange and fatal virus that is sweeping the United States and sets off across the devastated country in search of her birth mother
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10395857
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Van den Berg, Laura
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Find me, Laura van den Berg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054427414
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780374154714
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)904886138
Label
Find me, Laura van den Berg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054427414
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780374154714
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)904886138

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