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The Resource Submergence, J. M. Ledgard

Submergence, J. M. Ledgard

Label
Submergence
Title
Submergence
Statement of responsibility
J. M. Ledgard
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
J. M. Ledgard's first novel, Giraffe, was published to great praise on both sides of the Atlantic in 2006. The Independent called it 'a masterpiece'; the Chicago Tribune said it was 'inspired'; Esquire hailed it as 'W.G. Sebald meets Milan Kundera'. Submergence is another bravura performance from this remarkable writer
Summary
In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More, is held captive by jihadist fighters. Posing as a water engineer to spy on al-Qaeda activity in the area, he now faces extreme privation, mock executions and forced marches through arid Somali badlands. Thousands of miles away on the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders, a biomathematician, prepares for a dive to the ocean floor to determine the extent and forms of life in the deep. Both are drawn back, in their thoughts, to the Christmas of the previous year, and to a French hotel on the Atlantic coast, where a chance encounter on the beach led to an intense and enduring romance, now stretching across continents. For James, a descendant of Thomas More, his mind escapes to utopias, and fragments of his life and learning before his incarceration, now haunting him. Danny is drawn back to mythical and scientific origins and to the ocean: immense and otherworldly, a comfort and a threat.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2013
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10175300
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ledgard, J. M
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hostages
  • Women biologists
Target audience
adult
Label
Submergence, J. M. Ledgard
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000047365099
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780224091374
Label
Submergence, J. M. Ledgard
Publication
Control code
000047365099
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
191 p.
Isbn
9780224091374

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