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The Resource The Migration

The Migration

Label
The Migration
Title
The Migration
Statement of responsibility
Helen Marshall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When I was younger I didn't know a thing about death. I thought it meant stillness, a body gone limp. A marionette with its strings cut. Death was like a long vacation – a going away. Storms and flooding are worsening around the world, and a mysterious immune disorder has begun to afflict the young. Sophie Perella is about to begin her senior year of high school in Toronto when her little sister, Kira, is diagnosed. Their parents’ marriage falters under the strain, and Sophie’s mother takes the girls to Oxford, England, to live with their Aunt Irene. An Oxford University professor and historical epidemiologist obsessed with relics of the Black Death, Irene works with a centre that specializes in treating people with the illness. She is a friend to Sophie, and offers a window into a strange and ancient history of human plague and recovery. Sophie just wants to understand what’s happening now; but as mortality rates climb, and reports emerge of bodily tremors in the deceased, it becomes clear there is nothing normal about this condition – and that the dead aren’t staying dead. When Kira succumbs, Sophie faces an unimaginable choice: let go of the sister she knows, or take action to embrace something terrifying and new. Tender and chilling, unsettling and hopeful, The Migration is a story of a young woman’s dawning awareness of mortality and the power of the human heart to thrive in cataclysmic circumstances
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10762667
Cataloging source
SALS
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Marshall, Helen
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Science Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • Horror
Target audience
adult
Label
The Migration
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_593553
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781789091359
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Migration
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_593553
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781789091359
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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