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The town
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Published:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First American edition.
Physical Desc:
249 pages ; 21 cm
Status:
Discoveries: the Library at the Mall - Adult Fiction
FICTION (P)
Edgewater Library - Adult Fiction
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Odenton Library - Adult Fiction
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"A powerfully doomy debut" ( The Guardian ), Shaun Prescott's The Town is a novel of a rural Australian community besieged by modern day anxieties and threatened by a supernatural force seeking to consume the dying town. This is Australia, an unnamed, dead-end town in the heart of the outback--a desolate place of gas stations, fast-food franchises, and labyrinthine streets: flat and nearly abandoned. When a young writer arrives to research just such depressing middles-of-nowhere as they are choked into oblivion, he finds something more sinister than economic depression: the ghost towns of Australia appear to be literally disappearing. An epidemic of mysterious holes is threatening his new home's very existence, and this discovery plunges the researcher into an abyss of weirdness from which he may never escape. Dark, slippery and unsettling, Shaun Prescott's debut resurrects the existential novel for the age of sprawl and blight, excavates a nation's buried history of colonial genocide, and tells a love story that asks if outsiders can ever truly belong anywhere. The result is a disquieting classic that vibrates with an occult power.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374278526, 0374278520

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Description
"Shaun Prescott's The Town is a novel of a rural Australian community besieged by modern day anxieties and threatened by a supernatural force seeking to consume the dying town. This is Australia, an unnamed, dead-end town in the heart of the outback -- a desolate place of gas stations, fast-food franchises, and labyrinthine streets: flat and nearly abandoned. When a young writer arrives to research just such depressing middles-of-nowhere as they are choked into oblivion, he finds something more sinister than economic depression: the ghost towns of Australia appear to be literally disappearing. An epidemic of mysterious holes is threatening his new home's very existence, and this discovery plunges the researcher into an abyss of weirdness from which he may never escape. Dark, slippery and unsettling, Shaun Prescott's debut resurrects the existential novel for the age of sprawl and blight, excavates a nation's buried history of colonial genocide, and tells a love story that asks if outsiders can ever truly belong anywhere. The result is a disquieting classic that vibrates with an occult power." --,Provided by publisher.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Prescott, S. (2020). The town. First American edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Prescott, Shaun. 2020. The Town. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Prescott, Shaun, The Town. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Prescott, Shaun. The Town. First American edition. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020. 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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