The Resource The chimes, Anna Smaill

The chimes, Anna Smaill

Label
The chimes
Title
The chimes
Statement of responsibility
Anna Smaill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "After the end of a brutal civil war, London is divided, with slums standing next to a walled city of elites. Monk-like masters are selected for special schooling and shut away for decades, learning to write beautiful compositions for the chimes, played citywide morning and night, to mute memory and keep the citizens trapped in ignorance. A young orphan named Simon arrives in London with nothing but the vague sense of a half-forgotten promise, to locate someone. What he finds is a new family--a gang of scavengers that patrols the underbelly of the city looking for valuable metal to sell. Drawn in by an enigmatic and charismatic leader, a blind young man named Lucien with a gift for song, Simon forgets entirely what originally brought him to the place he has now made his home. In this alternate London, the past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is considered "blasphony." But Simon has a unique gift--the gift of retaining memories--that will lead him to discover a great injustice and take him far beyond the meager life as a member of Lucien's gang. Before long he will be engaged in an epic struggle for justice, love, and freedom. The Chimes is an impressive work of speculative fiction, an imaginative adventure elegantly told. The Chimes reveals the human capacity to create both beauty and terror, in art and in life"--
  • "Long-listed for the Man Booker, this elegant, debut work of literary science fiction imagines a dystopian London in which memory is outlawed and music is a means of expression and a tool for oppression"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smaill, Anna
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.4.S63
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Synesthesia
  • Memory
  • Fiction
  • London (England)
  • England
Label
The chimes, Anna Smaill
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681444277
Lccn
2016010257
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Publisher number
EB00631243
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A9CF18B1-1DF5-4C02-81C6-004ECFF272C5
System control number
  • 2205951
  • (OCoLC)935355522
  • ocn935355522
  • 2205951
Label
The chimes, Anna Smaill
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781681444277
Lccn
2016010257
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Publisher number
EB00631243
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
A9CF18B1-1DF5-4C02-81C6-004ECFF272C5
System control number
  • 2205951
  • (OCoLC)935355522
  • ocn935355522
  • 2205951

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