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The Resource A God in ruins, Kate Atkinson

A God in ruins, Kate Atkinson

Label
A God in ruins
Title
A God in ruins
Statement of responsibility
Kate Atkinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Kate Atkinson's dazzling Life After Life, one of the top selling adult books of 2014, explored the possibility of infinite chances, as Ursula Todd lived through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. In A God in Ruins, Atkinson turns her focus on Ursula's beloved younger brother Teddy - would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband and father - as he navigates the perils and progress of the 20th century. For all Teddy endures in battle, his greatest challenge will be to face living in a future he never expected to have. A God in Ruins is a masterful companion to Life After Life, and will prove once again that Kate Atkinson is one of the finest novelists of our age
Summary
Ursula Todd's brother Teddy is an old man trying to come to grips with his post-War life and with a modern world and family. Switching back and forth in time between memories of his childhood and his present, Teddy is an oblivious husband, a rueful father. He never quite got over the War and part of him never adjusted to having a future. Would-be poet, heroic pilot, husband, father, and grandfather, Teddy navigates the perils and progress of a rapidly changing world; his greatest challenge is living in afuture he never expected to have. --
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Costa Novel Award, 2015.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10401381
Cataloging source
BT
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Atkinson, Kate
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6051.T56
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Veterans
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
A God in ruins, Kate Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9780385671408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A God in ruins, Kate Atkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
394 pages
Isbn
9780385671408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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