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A god in ruins : a novel, Kate Atkinson

Label
A god in ruins : a novel
Title
A god in ruins
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Atkinson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 a future he never expected to have
Summary
In A God in Ruins, we become reacquainted with Teddy Todd, the beloved little brother of Ursula from Atkinson’s last book. As with Life After Life, this novel skims back and forth in time, and we see the last half of the 20th century through Ted’s eyes and the eyes of his loved ones. At times funny and at others heartbreaking, Atkinson revels in the beauty and horror of life in all its messiness. -- Jennifer Dayton for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Costa Novel Award, 2015.
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10401381
Cataloging source
WIM
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6051.T56
LC item number
G64 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
A god in ruins : a novel, Kate Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Life after life (2013)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-468)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5726731
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780316176538
Lccn
2015933947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn903052583
  • (OCoLC)903052583
Label
A god in ruins : a novel, Kate Atkinson
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Life after life (2013)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-468)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5726731
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
468 pages
Isbn
9780316176538
Lccn
2015933947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn903052583
  • (OCoLC)903052583

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      30.838707 -83.982704

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