The Resource The last one, Alexandra Oliva

The last one, Alexandra Oliva

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The last one
Title
The last one
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Alexandra Oliva
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Language
eng
Summary
Survival is the name of the game, as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself--and one woman's mind and body are pushed to the limit. She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show.Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens--but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them--a young woman the show's producers call Zoo--stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game. Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life--and husband--she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory, Zoo must summon all her survival skills--and learn new ones as she goes. But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways--and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing. Sophisticated and provocative, The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real: how readily we cast our judgments, how easily we are manipulated
Summary
"For readers of Station Eleven and The Passage comes a dazzling and unsettling novel of psychological suspense. In Alexandra Oliva's thrilling fiction debut, survival is the name of the game, as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself--and one woman's mind and body are pushed to the limit. She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show.Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens--but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them--a young woman the show's producers call Zoo--stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game. Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life--and husband--she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory, Zoo must summon all her survival skills--and learn new ones as she goes. But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways--and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing. Sophisticated and provocative, The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real: how readily we cast our judgments, how easily we are manipulated. Advance praise for The Last One: "The Last One seamlessly melds two of our contemporary obsessions--the threat of global catastrophe and the staged drama of reality TV--into a fiercely imagined tale of the human psyche under stress. This is an uncompromising, thought-provoking debut."--Justin Cronin. "Haunting, moving, and remarkable, Alexandra Oliva's debut novel is clever in its concept and gripping in its delivery. This propulsive book is for everyone who ever thought reality television signaled the end of the world."--Karen Joy Fowler. "Taut, tense, and at times almost unbearably real, The Last One is both a compelling read, and a terrifyingly believable evocation of survival against the odds."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood. "Page-turning and deeply unsettling."--Rosamund Lupton, internationally bestselling author of Sister"--
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Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485728
Cataloging source
BT
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Oliva, Alexandra
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Reality television programs
  • Single women
Target audience
adult
Label
The last one, Alexandra Oliva
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2837750
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn953602441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781405923163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B91BBE67-42C8-4479-8897-C85D39441434
System control number
(OCoLC)953602441
Label
The last one, Alexandra Oliva
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2837750
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn953602441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781405923163
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B91BBE67-42C8-4479-8897-C85D39441434
System control number
(OCoLC)953602441

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