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The Resource The Mirror Thief

The Mirror Thief

Label
The Mirror Thief
Title
The Mirror Thief
Statement of responsibility
Martin Seay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publishers Weekly raved that "with near-universal appeal . . . Seay’s debut novel is a true delight, a big, beautiful cabinet of wonders that is by turns an ominous modern thriller, a supernatural mystery, and an enchanting historical adventure story." Set in three cities in three eras, The Mirror Thief calls to mind David Mitchell and Umberto Eco in its mix of entertainment and literary bravado.The core story is set in Venice in the sixteenth century, when the famed makers of Venetian glass were perfecting one of the old world's most wondrous inventions: the mirror. An object of glittering yet fearful fascination—was it reflecting simple reality, or something more spiritually revealing?—the Venetian mirrors were state of the art technology, and subject to industrial espionage by desirous sultans and royals world-wide. But for any of the development team to leave the island was a crime punishable by death. One man, however—a world-weary war hero with nothing to lose—has a scheme he thinks will allow him to outwit the city's terrifying enforcers of the edict, the ominous Council of Ten . . .Meanwhile, in two other Venices—Venice Beach, California, circa 1958, and the Venice casino in Las Vegas, circa today—two other schemers launch similarly dangerous plans to get away with a secret . . .All three stories will weave together into a spell-binding tour-de-force that is impossible to put down—an old-fashioned, stay-up-all-night novel that, in the end, returns the reader to a stunning conclusion in the original Venice . . . and the bedazzled sense of having read a truly original and thrilling work of art
Summary
One of the most audacious and confident debuts in years, 'The Mirror Thief' is a masterful puzzle: a genre-hopping novel that combines a layered, rewarding mystery with serious literary ambition. Set in three cities in three eras, it calls to mind David Mitchell and Umberto Eco in its serendipitous mix of entertainment and literary merit.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2016
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10457269
Cataloging source
BT
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Seay, Martin
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mirror Thief
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRC_249901
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781612195155
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Mirror Thief
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRC_249901
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781612195155
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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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