The Resource Notorious

Notorious

Label
Notorious
Title
Notorious
Statement of responsibility
Roberta Lowing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A literary mystery, a love story, a book of poetry and violation, faith and chaos, redemption and destruction, Notorious is a masterpiece of imagination and evocation. It will take your breath away.She came walking out of the desert, just as the famous poet had centuries before. Impossible for them both to have survived that relentless furnace, that destroyer of all life.Now the nameless woman lies horribly scarred and close to death in an Asylum deep in the North African desert. An Australian official, a man code-named John Devlin, has come to question her, despite the protests of her carers. It is clear that the woman and Devlin share some kind of past, and all kinds of secrets - but the greatest secret is the one she will die to protect.As the wind calls up a deadly sandstorm, the inhabitants of the Asylum discover they are linked by a diary written by the poet Rimbaud, who in 1890 also confronted the implacable power of the desert. Over the next one hundred and twenty years, everyone who sees the diary will want it. Most will do anything to possess it.For some, like ruthless Polish aristocrat Aleksander Walenska, the diary holds secrets that will bring him riches and power. For his troubled and religious son Czeslaw, it is a book of death, a penance to be fulfilled by sacrifice. For Czeslaw's sister, it is a book of the desert which, if returned to its rightful home, will redeem her family's name. For Devlin, broken by his own ghosts, and with one final chance to make amends, the diary is worthless; the desert not a place of revelation, but the birthplace of modern terrorism.Only the woman, whose dark past is entwined with those who would possess the diary at any cost, sees the true worth of the book. As she surrenders to the transformative power of the desert, only she understands how it exalts the secrets mapped on the diary's precious pages
Summary
She came walking out of the desert, just as the famous poet had centuries before. Impossible for them both to have survived that relentless furnace, that destroyer of all life. Now the nameless woman lies horribly scarred and close to death in an Asylum deep in the North African desert. An Australian official, a man code-named John Devlin, has come to question her, despite the protests of her carers. It is clear that the woman and Devlin share some kind of past, and all kinds of secrets - but the greatest secret is the one she will die to protect. As the wind calls up a deadly sandstorm, the inhabitants of the Asylum discover they are linked by a diary written by the poet Rimbaud, who in 1890 also confronted the implacable power of the desert. Over the next one hundred and twenty years, everyone who sees the diary will want it. Most will do anything to possess it.
Storyline
Writing style
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378220
Cataloging source
ANL
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Lowing, Roberta
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Notorious
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7b003aab-2bb6-4486-abdf-f7c841ab5bd7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742691596
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Notorious
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7b003aab-2bb6-4486-abdf-f7c841ab5bd7
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742691596
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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