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The chimes, Anna Smaill

Label
The chimes
Title
The chimes
Statement of responsibility
Anna Smaill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "After the end of a brutal civil war, London is divided, with slums standing next to a walled city of elites. Monk-like masters are selected for special schooling and shut away for decades, learning to write beautiful compositions for the chimes, played citywide morning and night, to mute memory and keep the citizens trapped in ignorance. A young orphan named Simon arrives in London with nothing but the vague sense of a half-forgotten promise, to locate someone. What he finds is a new family--a gang of scavengers that patrols the underbelly of the city looking for valuable metal to sell. Drawn in by an enigmatic and charismatic leader, a blind young man named Lucien with a gift for song, Simon forgets entirely what originally brought him to the place he has now made his home. In this alternate London, the past is a mystery, each new day feels the same as the last, and before is considered "blasphony." But Simon has a unique gift--the gift of retaining memories--that will lead him to discover a great injustice and take him far beyond the meager life as a member of Lucien's gang. Before long he will be engaged in an epic struggle for justice, love, and freedom. The Chimes is an impressive work of speculative fiction, an imaginative adventure elegantly told. The Chimes reveals the human capacity to create both beauty and terror, in art and in life"--
  • "Longlisted for the Man Booker, this elegant, debut work of literary science fiction imagines a dystopian London in which memory is outlawed and music is a means of expression and a tool for oppression"--
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Title
The chimes
Creator
Summary
After a civil war divides London into poor and elite sections with a law against retaining memories, Simon, an orphan, joins a gang of scavengers, but his intense memories lead him to defy the law and engage in an epic struggle for justice and freedom
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
World Fantasy Award, 2016.
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10411274
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9639.4.S63
LC item number
C48 2016
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Anna Smaill
The chimes, Anna Smaill
Label
The chimes, Anna Smaill
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Sceptre, 2015
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Control code
ocn921166446
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First US edition.
Extent
286 pages
Isbn
9781681445342
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2016006174

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