The Resource Anatomy of a soldier : a novel, Harry Parker, (electronic resource)

Anatomy of a soldier : a novel, Harry Parker, (electronic resource)

Label
Anatomy of a soldier : a novel
Title
Anatomy of a soldier
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Harry Parker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anatomy of a Soldier is a stunning first novel--of patriotism, heroism, and profound humanism--that will immediately take its place on the shelf of classics about what it truly means to be at war. Let's imagine a man called Captain Tom Barnes, aka BA5799, who's leading British troops in the war zone. And two boys growing up together there, sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites before finding themselves estranged once foreign soldiers appear in their countryside. And then there's the man who trains one of them to fight against the other's father and all these infidel invaders. Then imagine the family and friends who radiate out from these lives, people on all sides of this conflict where virtually everyone is caught up in the middle of something unthinkable. But then regard them not as they see themselves but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoes and boots, a helmet, a bag of fertilizer, a medal, a beer glass, a snowflake, dog tags, and a horrific improvised explosive device that binds them all together by blowing one of them apart--forty-five different narrators in all, including the multiple medical implements subsequently required to keep Captain Barnes alive. The result is a novel that reveals not only an author with a striking literary talent and intelligence but also the lives of people--whether husband or wife, father or mother, son or daughter--who are part of this same heart-stopping journey. A work of extraordinary humanity and hope, created out of something hopeless and dehumanizing, it makes art out of pain and suffering and takes its place in a long and rich line of novels that articulate the lives that soldiers lead. In the boom of an instant, and in decades of very different lives and experiences, we see things we've never understood so clearly before. List of narrators: Peter Altschuler, Paul Boehmer, Jonathan Cowley, Susan Duerden, Jayne Entwistle, Jean Gilpin, Kirby Heyborne, Gildart Jackson, John Lee, Bruce Mann, Katharine McEwan, Rob Shapiro, Nicholas Guy Smith, Steve West
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Harry
Dewey number
823/.92
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6116.A7425
LC item number
A53 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by a full cast
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soldiers
  • Great Britain
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not applicable
Label
Anatomy of a soldier : a novel, Harry Parker, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 03 min., 56 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780735206571
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
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303db555-2121-4919-994a-0ce681aa66aa
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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(OCoLC)949929503
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Label
Anatomy of a soldier : a novel, Harry Parker, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 03 min., 56 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780735206571
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
303db555-2121-4919-994a-0ce681aa66aa
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)949929503
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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