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The Resource I am Radar, Reif Larsen

I am Radar, Reif Larsen

Label
I am Radar
Title
I am Radar
Statement of responsibility
Reif Larsen
Title variation
I am Radar
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1975, a black child named Radar Radmanovic is mysteriously born to white parents. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists--who stage experimental art for people suffering under war-time sieges-- Radar is forced to confront the true nature of his identity. In the wreckage of the twentieth century, the characters of I Am Radar hunt for what life and art can still be salvaged. During the civil wars of Yugoslavia, two brothers walk shockingly different paths: one into the rapacious paramilitary forces terrorizing the countryside, the other into the surreal world of besieged Belgrade. In arctic Norway, resistance schoolteachers steal radioactive material from a secret Nazi nuclear reactor to stage a dramatic art performance, with no witnesses. In the years before Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime, an expatriate French landowner adopts an abandoned native child and creates a lifelong scientific experiment of his new son's education. In the modern-day Congo, a disfigured literature professor assembles the world's largest library in the futile hope that the books will cement a peace in the war-torn country. All of these stories are united in the New Jersey Meadowlands, where a radio operator named Radar struggles with a horrible medical affliction, a set of hapless parents, and--only now, as an adult--all too ordinary white skin"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larsen, Reif
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A773
LC item number
I2 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / General
  • Quantum theory
  • Secret societies
  • History, Modern
  • Twentieth century
  • Arts, Modern
Label
I am Radar, Reif Larsen
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/Booksellers
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1570712
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
656 pages
Isbn
9781594206160
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1570712
  • (Sirsi) 1570712
  • (OCoLC)881888191
Label
I am Radar, Reif Larsen
Link
ftp://ppftpuser:welcome@ftp01.penguingroup.com/Booksellers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1570712
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
656 pages
Isbn
9781594206160
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1570712
  • (Sirsi) 1570712
  • (OCoLC)881888191

Library Locations

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