The Resource Island, Johanna Skibsrud

Island, Johanna Skibsrud

Label
Island
Title
Island
Statement of responsibility
Johanna Skibsrud
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On an imaginary island, one whose socio-economic divide runs deep, an insurrection is brewing. Over the course of a day, the lives of two women--one a rebel, one a diplomat--will be forever changed. Lota is a restless islander who works at a fish factory but is looking for a larger life. When she meets charismatic leader Kurtz, her life comes into sharp focus. Together, Kurtz's group of misfits plot to overthrow the island's occupying power. They plan to charge the embassy. They plan to capture Ø Com's outer station--the gateway to the entire empire's wireless operations. History does not--Kurtz urges her soldiers--have to repeat itself. As the past and future converge on this one day, a new world order is within reach. They cannot fail. Rachel is an anxious diplomat who is counting down the final hours of her service on the island. Her family has fled to the capital after escalating racial tensions have put her daughter's safety in jeopardy. She is eager to follow despite the fissures that are starting to show in her marriage. But when she arrives at the embassy and hears gunshots ringing through the corridors, she knows this is no ordinary day. As the hours lengthen and Rachel is held captive, she begins to wonder if she'll ever see her loved ones again and what her complicity has meant as the sinister operations of her government start to surface
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Skibsrud, Johanna
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islands
  • Revolutionaries
  • Diplomats
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Imaginary places
  • Hostages
Label
Island, Johanna Skibsrud
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9780735234581
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 348604
  • 909582
Label
Island, Johanna Skibsrud
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
239 p.
Isbn
9780735234581
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • 348604
  • 909582

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