The Resource Darkmans, Nicola Barker, (ebook)

Darkmans, Nicola Barker, (ebook)

Label
Darkmans
Title
Darkmans
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Barker
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Darkmans is an exhilarating, extraordinary examination of the ways in which history can play jokes on us all... If History is just a sick joke which keeps on repeating itself, then who exactly might be telling it, and why? Could it be John Scogin, Edward IV's infamous court jester, whose favorite pastime was to burn people alive - for a laugh? Or could it be Andrew Boarde, Henry VIII's physician, who kindly wrote John Scogin's biography? Or could it be a tiny Kurd called Gaffar whose days are blighted by an unspeakable terror of - uh - salad? Or a beautiful, bulimic harpy with ridiculously weak bones? Or a man who guards Beckley Woods with a Samurai sword and a pregnant terrier? Darkmans is a very modern book, set in Ashford [a ridiculously modern town], about two very old-fashioned subjects: love and jealousy. It's also a book about invasion, obsession, displacement and possession, about comedy, art, prescription drugs and chiropody. And the main character? The past, which creeps up on the present and whispers something quite dark - quite unspeakable - into its ear. The third of Nicola Barker's narratives of the Thames Gateway, Darkmans is an epic novel of startling originality
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1966-
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Barker, Nicola
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Henry
  • Jealousy
  • Electronic books
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Darkmans, Nicola Barker, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780061857232
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11918077
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11918077
System control number
MWT11918077
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Darkmans, Nicola Barker, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780061857232
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11918077
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11918077
System control number
MWT11918077
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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