Please check the Menu tab on the left for links to our other resources such as Kanopy, Lynda.com, and Rosetta Stone.

Specimen Days: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Pub. Date:
2005
Language:
English
Description
A highly anticipated, bold new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours--three linked visionary narratives set in the ever-mysterious, turbulent city of New York In each section of Michael Cunningham's new book, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, an older man, and a young woman. In the Machine is a ghost story which takes place at the height of the Industrial Revolution, as human beings confront the alienated realities of the new machine age. The Children's Crusade, set in the early twenty-first century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the pursuit of a terrorist band which is detonating bombs seemingly at random around the city. The third part, Like Beauty, evokes a New York 150 years into the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth. Presiding over each episode of this interrelated whole is the prophetic figure of the poet Walt Whitman, who promised his future readers, It avails not, neither distance nor place...I am with you, and know how it is. SPECIMEN DAYS is a genre-bending, haunting, and transformative ode to life in our greatest city--a work of surpassing power and beauty by one of the most original and daring writers at work today.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781427220936
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 09ff82cb-d029-ef1c-4b3f-6a8edc85e8b0
Grouping Title specimen days
Grouping Author cunningham michael
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-21 04:46:41AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-21 04:51:56AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Michael Cunningham
author_display Michael Cunningham
detailed_location_aacpl Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

A highly anticipated, bold new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours—three linked visionary narratives set in the ever-mysterious, turbulent city of New York

In each section of Michael Cunningham's new book, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, an older man, and a young woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story which takes place at the height of the Industrial Revolution, as human beings confront the alienated realities of the new machine age. "The Children's Crusade," set in the early twenty-first century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the pursuit of a terrorist band which is detonating bombs seemingly at random around the city. The third part, "Like Beauty," evokes a New York 150 years into the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth. Presiding over each episode of this interrelated whole is the prophetic figure of the poet Walt Whitman, who promised his future readers, "It avails not, neither distance nor place...I am with you, and know how it is."
SPECIMEN DAYS is a genre-bending, haunting, and transformative ode to life in our greatest city—a work of surpassing power and beauty by one of the most original and daring writers at work today.

format_aacpl eAudiobook
format_category_aacpl Audio Books, eBook
id 09ff82cb-d029-ef1c-4b3f-6a8edc85e8b0
isbn 9781427220936
item_details overdrive:11a027db-bdff-4b2d-b4d6-f75cb1332723|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:11a027db-bdff-4b2d-b4d6-f75cb1332723|1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|0|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_aacpl
last_indexed 2018-11-21T09:51:56.207Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl Online OverDrive
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacpl Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn 9781427220936
publishDate 2005
record_details overdrive:11a027db-bdff-4b2d-b4d6-f75cb1332723|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio|2005|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:11a027db-bdff-4b2d-b4d6-f75cb1332723 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:11a027db-bdff-4b2d-b4d6-f75cb1332723 1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
title_display Specimen Days
title_full Specimen Days A Novel
title_short Specimen Days
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fiction, Literature