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The Resource Things we didn't see coming, Steven Amsterdam

Things we didn't see coming, Steven Amsterdam

Label
Things we didn't see coming
Title
Things we didn't see coming
Statement of responsibility
Steven Amsterdam
Title variation
Things we didnt see coming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nine connected stories set in a not-too-distant dystopian future in a landscape at once utterly fantastic and disturbingly familiar. The stories follow the narrator over three decades as he tries to survive in a world that is becoming increasingly savage as cataclysmic events fold one after another"--Jacket
Summary
It's the anxious eve of the millennium. The car is packed to capacity, and as midnight approaches, a family flees the city in a fit of panic and paranoid, conflicting emotions. The ensuing journey spans decades and offers a sharp-eyed perspective on a hardscrabble future, as a boy jettisons his family and all other ties in order to survive as a journeyman in an uncertain landscape. By turns led by love, larceny, and a new sexual order, he must avoid capture and imprisonment, starvation, pandemic, and some particularly bad weather. In Things We Didn't See Coming, Steven Amsterdam links together nine luminous narratives through the mind of one peripatetic and resourceful wanderer who always has one eye on the exit door and the other on a future that shifts more drastically and more often than anyone would like to imagine.
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Age Book of the Year, 2009.
  • Age Fiction or Imaginative Writing Award, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
330817
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9619.4.A49
LC item number
T47 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Things we didn't see coming, Steven Amsterdam
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
What we know now -- The theft that got me here -- Dry land -- Cake walk -- Uses for vinegar -- The forest for the trees -- Predisposed -- The profit motive -- Best medicine
Control code
5108185
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
199 p.
Isbn
9780307378507
Lccn
2009017843
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn319868578
  • (OCoLC)319868578
Label
Things we didn't see coming, Steven Amsterdam
Publication
Contents
What we know now -- The theft that got me here -- Dry land -- Cake walk -- Uses for vinegar -- The forest for the trees -- Predisposed -- The profit motive -- Best medicine
Control code
5108185
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
199 p.
Isbn
9780307378507
Lccn
2009017843
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn319868578
  • (OCoLC)319868578

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