The Resource Wake

Wake

Label
Wake
Title
Wake
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Knox
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One sunny spring morning the Tasman Bay settlement of Kahukura is overwhelmed by a mysterious mass insanity. A handful of survivors find themselves cut off from the world, and surrounded by the dead. As they try to take care of one another, and survive in ever more difficult circumstances, it becomes apparent that this isn't the first time that this has happened, and that they aren't all survivors and victims—two of them are something quite other. And, it seems, they are trapped with something. Something unseen is picking at the loose threads of their characters, corrupting, provoking, and haunting them. Wake is a novel about what it really means to try to do one's best, about the choices and sacrifices people face in order to keep a promise like "I will take care of you." It is a novel that asks: What are the last things left when the worst has happened? and about extreme events, ordinary people, heroic compassion—and invisible monsters. An invisible monster is what one can't see coming; with an invisible monster one never knows when they're in danger and when they're safe—if they retreat to their fortress they can't be sure they haven't locked it in with them
Summary
First comes catastrophe. Then comes survival. Atmospheric, gripping, Wake is a chilling tale of horror and survival, by New Zealand's preeminent authors: a uniquely compelling story about how people preserve their sanity, their humanity - themselves, and each other - when threatened by an invisible monster
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10235735
Cataloging source
NOV
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Knox, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Horror
Target audience
adult
Label
Wake
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ef08c89d-7838-47c2-b50a-72daae8378b3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780864739582
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wake
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ef08c89d-7838-47c2-b50a-72daae8378b3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780864739582
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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