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The Resource Lexicon, Max Barry

Lexicon, Max Barry

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Lexicon
Title
Lexicon
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Max Barry
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Two years ago, something terrible was unleashed in an Australian mining town of Broken Hill. Thousands died. Few people know what really happened. Emily Ruff is one of them. She belongs to an elite organisation of 'poets': masters of manipulation who use language to warp others to their will. She was one of their most promising recruits until she made a catastrophic mistake: she fell in love. Wil Parke knows the truth too, only he doesn't remember it. And he doesn't know why he's immune to the poets' powers. But he knows he needs to run. As their stories converge, the past is revealed, and the race is on for a deadly weapon: a word. Because the poets know that words can kill
Summary
Recruited into an exclusive government school where students are taught the science of coercion to support a secretive organization of "poet" world manipulators, orphaned street hustler Emily Ruff becomes the school's most talented prodigy before catastrophically falling in love, while a seemingly innocent young man is rendered a pawn in a dangerous power struggle
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Storyline
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Award
  • Alex Award, 2014.
  • Aurealis Awards, Best Science Fiction Novel, 2013.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2013.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10181700
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barry, Max
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Persuasion (Psychology)
  • Secret societies
  • Linguists
  • Broken Hill (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Lexicon, Max Barry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051617665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781444764666
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Lexicon, Max Barry
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051617665
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781444764666
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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