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The Resource The melody : a novel, Jim Crace

The melody : a novel, Jim Crace

Label
The melody : a novel
Title
The melody
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jim Crace
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aside from his trusty piano, Alfred Busi lives alone in his villa overlooking the waves. Famed in his town for his music and songs, he is mourning the recent death of his wife and quietly living out his days, occasionally performing the classics in small venues--never in the stadiums he could fill when in his prime. On the night before receiving his town's highest honor, Busi is wrested from bed by noises in his courtyard and then stunned by an attacking intruder--his hands and neck are scratched, his face is bitten. Busi can't say what it was that he encountered, exactly, but he feels his assailant was neither man nor animal. The attack sets off a chain of events that will cast a shadow on Busi's career, imperil his home, and alter the fabric of his town. Busi's own account of what happened is embellished to fan the flames of old rumor--of an ancient race of people living in the surrounding forest--and to spark new controversy: something must finally be done about the town's poor, the feral vagabonds at its edges, whose numbers have been growing. All the while Busi, weathering a media storm, must come to terms with his wife's death and decide whether to sing one last time
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crace, Jim
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6053.R228
LC item number
M45 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City and town life
  • Singers
  • Grief
  • Widowers
  • Homeless persons
  • City and town life
  • Grief
  • Singers
Label
The melody : a novel, Jim Crace
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004206753
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780385543712
Lccn
2017040299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004206753
Label
The melody : a novel, Jim Crace
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1004206753
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780385543712
Lccn
2017040299
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004206753

Library Locations

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