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The Resource Electric City : a novel, Elizabeth Rosner

Electric City : a novel, Elizabeth Rosner

Label
Electric City : a novel
Title
Electric City
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Rosner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The peak of Autumn, 1919: The pull of scientific discovery brings Charles Proteus Steimetz, a brilliant mathematician and recent arrival from Ellis Island, to town. His ability to capture lightning in a bottle earns him the title 'Wizard of Electric City.' Barely four feet tall with a deeply curving spine, Steinmetz's physical deformity belies his great intellect. Allied with his Mohawk friend Joseph Longboat and his adopted eleven-year-old granddaughter Midget, the advancements he makes in Electric City will, quite simply, change the world. The peak of Autumn, 1965: Sophie Levine [is] the daughter of a company man, one of the many scientists working at The Company, whose electric logo can be seen from everywhere in town. Her family escaped Europe just before World War II, leaving behind a wake of annihilation and persecution. Ensconced in Electric City, Sophie is coming of age just as the town is gasping its last breaths. The town, and America as a whole, is on the cusp of great instability: blackouts, social unrest over Vietnam, and soon the advent of the seventies. Into her orbit drifts Henry Van Curler, the favored son of one of Electric City's founding Dutch families, as well as Martin Longboat, grandson of Joseph Longboat. This new generation of Electric City will face both the history of their town and their own uncertain future, struggling to bridge the gap between the old world and the new."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosner, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O845
LC item number
E44 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Steinmetz, Charles Proteus
  • City and town life
  • Science
  • Technological innovations
  • Historical fiction
  • New York (State)
Label
Electric City : a novel, Elizabeth Rosner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-322)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883962412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781619023468
Lccn
2014022623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)883962412
Label
Electric City : a novel, Elizabeth Rosner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-322)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883962412
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781619023468
Lccn
2014022623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)883962412

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