Amatka
(Book)

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Published
New York : Vintage Books, 2017.
ISBN
9781101973950, 1101973951
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Addison Public Library - 2nd Floor - Adult BooksSF TIDBECK K.On Shelf
Downers Grove Public Library - 2nd Floor - AdultSF/F TIDBECK, K.On Shelf
Glen Ellyn Public Library - Adult FictionFIC TIDBECK, KARINOn Shelf
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Thomas Ford Memorial Library - StacksSF TIDBECKOn Shelf
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Published
New York : Vintage Books, 2017.
Format
Book
Physical Desc
216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781101973950, 1101973951

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"Originally published in Sweden by Mix Forlag, Stockholm, in 2012"--Title page verso.
Description
"A surreal and shockingly original debut novel set in a dystopian world shaped by language--literally. Vanja, a government worker, leaves her home city of Essre for the austere, wintry colony of Amatka on a research assignment. It takes some adjusting: people act differently in Amatka, and citizens are monitored for signs of subversion. Intending to stay just a short while, Vanja finds herself falling in love with her housemate, Nina, and decides to stick around. But when she stumbles on evidence of a growing threat to the colony and a cover-up by its administration, she begins an investigation that puts her at tremendous risk. In Karin Tidbeck's dystopic imagining, language has the power to shape reality. Unless objects, buildings, and the surrounding landscape are repeatedly named, and named properly, everything will fall apart. Trapped in the repressive colony, Vanja dreams of using language to break free, but her individualism may well threaten the very fabric of reality. Amatka is a beguiling and wholly original novel about freedom, love, and artistic creation by an idiosyncratic new voice"--,Provided by publisher.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tidbeck, K. (2017). Amatka . Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tidbeck, Karin, 1977-. 2017. Amatka. Vintage Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tidbeck, Karin, 1977-. Amatka Vintage Books, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tidbeck, Karin. Amatka Vintage Books, 2017.

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