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The Resource Phone, Will Self

Phone, Will Self

Label
Phone
Title
Phone
Statement of responsibility
Will Self
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'WHATEVER YOU DO hang on to the phone...! ...! Feel the smoothness of its bevelled screen ...! ...! Place your thumb in the soft depression of its belly-button - turn it over and over...! ...! A five hundred-quid worry bead - and all I worry about is losing the bloody thing...! ...!' For the four characters at the heart of Will Self's brilliantly acute novel of our times the five hundred-quid worry bead in their pocket may be both a blessing and a curse. For elderly Dr Zachary Busner it is a mysterious object - 'NO CALLER ID - How should this be interpreted? Is it that the caller is devoid of an identity due to some psychological or physical trauma?' - but also it's his life line to his autistic grandson Ben, whose own connection with technology is, in turn, a vital one. For Jonathan De'Ath , aka 'the Butcher', MI6 agent, the phone may reveal his best kept secret of all: that Colonel Gawain Thomas, husband, father, and highly-trained tank commander - is Jonathan 's long time lover. And when technology, love and violence finally converge in the wreckage of postwar Iraq, the Colonel and the Spy's dalliance will determine the destiny of nations. Uniting our most urgent contemporary concerns: from the ubiquitous mobile phone to a family in chaos; from the horror of modern war, to the end of privacy, Phone is Will Self's most important and compelling novel to date
Summary
Unorthodox psychiatrist Zack Busner struggles to manage the symptoms of advancing Alzheimer's, while enigmatic MI6 operative Jonathan De'Ath hides the truth of his affair with Gawain Thomas
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10616341
Cataloging source
YDX
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Self, Will
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Great Britain
  • Technology
  • Spies
  • Secrecy
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Grandparent and child
  • Autistic children
  • Gay men
  • Gay military personnel
  • Telephone
  • Cell phones
  • Iraq
Target audience
adult
Label
Phone, Will Self
Instantiates
Publication
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
000059997069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
617 pages
Isbn
9780670918607
Lccn
2017430886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)965474819
Label
Phone, Will Self
Publication
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
000059997069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
617 pages
Isbn
9780670918607
Lccn
2017430886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)965474819

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