The Resource War of the encyclopaedists : a novel, Christopher Gerald Robinson and Gavin Ford Kovite, (electronic resource)

War of the encyclopaedists : a novel, Christopher Gerald Robinson and Gavin Ford Kovite, (electronic resource)

Label
War of the encyclopaedists : a novel
Title
War of the encyclopaedists
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Gerald Robinson and Gavin Ford Kovite
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a superb, rare literary collaboration, two major new talents join their voices to tell the story of a generation at a crossroads, and a friendship that stretches over continents and crises--from the liberal arena of Boston academia to the military occupation of Iraq--in this ambitious and electrifying debut novel. On a summer night, in the arty enclave of Capitol Hill, Seattle, best friends Mickey Montauk and Halifax Corderoy throw one last blowout party before their lives part ways. At twenty-three, they had planned to move together to Boston for graduate school, but global events have intervened: Montauk has just learned that his National Guard unit will deploy to Baghdad at the end of the summer. In the confusion of this altered future, Corderoy is faced with a moral dilemma: his girlfriend Mani has just been evicted and he must decide whether or not to abandon her when she needs him most. He turns to Montauk for help. His decision that night, and its harrowing outcome, sets in motion a year that will transform all three of them. Months later, Corderoy and Montauk grapple with their new identities as each deals with his own muted disappointment. In Boston, Corderoy finds himself unable to play the game of intellectual one-upmanship with the ease and grace of his new roommate Tricia, a Harvard graduate student and budding human rights activist. Half a world away, in Baghdad, Montauk struggles to lead his platoon safely through an increasingly violent and irrational war. As their lives move further away from their shared dream, Corderoy and Montauk keep in touch with one another by editing a Wikipedia article about themselves: smart and funny updates that morph and deepen throughout the year, culminating in a document that is both devastatingly tragic and profoundly poetic. Fast-moving and compulsively readable, War of the Encyclopaedists) it is the vital, urgent, and utterly absorbing lament of a new generation searching for meaning and hope in a fractured world
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Robinson, Christopher Gerald
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O3233
LC item number
W38 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kovite, Gavin Ford
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young adults
  • Male friendship
  • Life change events
Label
War of the encyclopaedists : a novel, Christopher Gerald Robinson and Gavin Ford Kovite, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=84F2D117-AD29-4634-90BD-FD1274283831
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online resource
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476775449
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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84f2d117-ad29-4634-90bd-fd1274283831
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)906032197
Label
War of the encyclopaedists : a novel, Christopher Gerald Robinson and Gavin Ford Kovite, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=84F2D117-AD29-4634-90BD-FD1274283831
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 Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476775449
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
84f2d117-ad29-4634-90bd-fd1274283831
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)906032197

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