The Resource Tightrope, Simon Mawer

Tightrope, Simon Mawer

Label
Tightrope
Title
Tightrope
Statement of responsibility
Simon Mawer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As Allied forces close in on Berlin in spring 1945, a solitary figure emerges from the wreckage that is Germany. It is Marian Sutro, whose existence was last known to her British controllers in autumn 1943 in Paris. One of a handful of surviving agents of the Special Operations Executive, she has withstood arrest, interrogation, incarceration, and the horrors of Ravensbrück concentration camp, but at what cost? Returned to an England she barely knows and a postwar world she doesnt understand, Marian searches for something on which to ground the rest of her life. Family and friends surround her, but she is haunted by her experiences and by the guilt of knowing that her contribution to the war effort helped lead to the monstrosities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. When the mysterious Major Fawley, the man who hijacked her wartime mission to Paris, emerges from the shadows to draw her into the ambiguities and uncertainties of the Cold War, she sees a way to make amends for the past and at the same time to find the identity that has never been hers
Summary
Marian Sutro has survived Ravensbruck and is now back in dreary 1950s London trying to pick up the pieces of her pre-war life. De-briefed by the same shadowy branch of the secret service that sent her to Paris to extract a French atomic scientist, Marian is now plunged into the Cold War.
Theme
Tone
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Character
Award
Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435097
Cataloging source
BT
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Mawer, Simon
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Young women
  • Intelligence officers
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Tightrope, Simon Mawer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9781590517239
Lccn
2015016952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Tightrope, Simon Mawer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9781590517239
Lccn
2015016952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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