The Resource The transcriptionist : a novel, by Amy Rowland, (electronic resource)

The transcriptionist : a novel, by Amy Rowland, (electronic resource)

Label
The transcriptionist : a novel
Title
The transcriptionist
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Amy Rowland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A haunting and provocative novel about the mysteries of life and a death, the written word, things seen and unseen, heard and forgotten. Amy Rowland's writing is compelling and masterful." --Delia Ephron, author of The Lion Is In Once, there were many transcriptionists at the Record, a behemoth New York City newspaper, but new technology and the ease of communication has put most of them out of work. So now Lena, the last transcriptionist, sits alone in a room--a human conduit, silently turning reporters' recorded stories into print--until the day she encounters a story so shocking that it shatters the reverie that has become her life. This exquisite novel, written by a woman who spent more than a decade as a transcriptionist at the New York Times, asks probing questions about journalism and ethics, about the decline of the newspaper and the failure of language. It is also the story of a woman's effort to establish her place in an increasingly alien and alienating world. "A strange, mesmerizing novel about language, isolation, ethics, technology, and the lack of trust between institutions and the people they purportedly serve . . . A fine debut novel about the decline of newspapers and the subsequent loss of humanity--and yes, these are related." --Booklist, starred review "Ambitious and fascinating . . . Disturbing and powerful . . . Recommended for fans of literary fiction." --Library Journal "Rowland's farcical approach . . . is balanced by the novel's realistic insights into journalistic integrity, the evolution of contemporary newspaper publishing, and, more broadly, the importance of genuine communication." --Publishers Weekly "Unforgettable. Written with such delight, compassion, and humanity, it's newsworthy." --Alex Gilvarry, author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rowland, Amy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O877
LC item number
T73 2014eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women journalists
  • Lion attacks
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Psychological
Label
The transcriptionist : a novel, by Amy Rowland, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=616C208B-11C8-4693-8AED-375E627171EE
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616203962
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
616c208b-11c8-4693-8aed-375e627171ee
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868821
Label
The transcriptionist : a novel, by Amy Rowland, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=616C208B-11C8-4693-8AED-375E627171EE
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616203962
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
616c208b-11c8-4693-8aed-375e627171ee
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)877868821

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