The wall: a novel
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Published:
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First American edition.
Physical Desc:
254 pages ; 25 cm
Status:
Crofton Library - Adult Fiction
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Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library - Adult Fiction
FICTION (L)
Linthicum Library - Adult Fiction
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Description
Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall--an enormous concrete barrier around its entire coastline. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and are a constant threat. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself. Beset by cold, loneliness, and fear, Kavanagh tries to fulfill his duties to his demanding Captain and Sergeant, even as he grows closer to his fellow Defenders. A dark part of him wonders whether it would be interesting if something did happen, if they came, if he had to fight for his life...John Lanchester--acclaimed as "an elegant and wonderfully witty writer" (New York Times) and "a writer of rare intelligence" (Los Angeles Times)--has written a taut, hypnotic novel of a broken world and what might be found when all is lost. The Wall blends the most compelling issues of our time--rising waters, rising fear, rising political division--into a suspenseful story of love, trust, and survival.
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Street Date:
1903
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781324001638, 1324001631

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"The best-selling author of The Debt to Pleasure and Capital returns with a chilling fable for our time. Ravaged by the Change, an island nation in a time very like our own has built the Wall--an enormous concrete barrier around its entire border. Joseph Kavanagh, a new Defender, has one task: to protect his section of the Wall from the Others, the desperate souls who are trapped amid the rising seas outside and attack constantly. Failure will result in death or a fate perhaps worse: being put to sea and made an Other himself. Beset by cold, loneliness, and fear, Kavanagh tries to fulfill his duties to his demanding Captain and Sergeant, even as he grows closer to his fellow Defenders. And then the Others attack. . . . Acclaimed British novelist John Lanchester, "a writer of rare intelligence" (Los Angeles Times), delivers a taut dystopian novel that blends the most compelling issues of our time--rising waters, rising fear, rising political division--into a suspenseful story of love, trust, and survival"--,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Lanchester, J. (2019). The wall: a novel. First American edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lanchester, John. 2019. The Wall: A Novel. New York: W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lanchester, John, The Wall: A Novel. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lanchester, John. The Wall: A Novel. First American edition. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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