The Resource Station eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

Station eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

Label
Station eleven
Title
Station eleven
Statement of responsibility
Emily St. John Mandel
Title variation
Station 11
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of "King Lear." Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them. Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten's arm is a line from Star Trek: "Because survival is insufficient." But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave
Summary
"An audacious, darkly glittering novel about art, fame, and ambition set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, from the author of three highly acclaimed previous novels. One snowy night a famous Hollywood actor slumps over and dies onstage during a production of King Lear. Hours later, the world as we know it begins to dissolve. Moving back and forth in time-from the actor's early days as a film star to fifteen years in the future, when a theater troupe known as the Traveling Symphony roams the wasteland of what remains-this suspenseful, elegiac, spellbinding novel charts the strange twists of fate that connect five people: the actor, the man who tried to save him, the actor's first wife, his oldest friend, and a young actress with the TravelingSymphony, caught in the crosshairs of a dangerous self-proclaimed prophet. Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2015.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • Toronto Book Awards, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10312102
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mandel, Emily St. John
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literary prize winners
  • Actors
  • Time travel
  • Large print books
Target audience
adult
Label
Station eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
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.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
557 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474179
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014029847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410474179
  • (OCoLC)884665292
Label
Station eleven, Emily St. John Mandel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
557 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474179
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014029847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410474179
  • (OCoLC)884665292

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