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The Resource I am Radar, Reif Larsen

I am Radar, Reif Larsen

Label
I am Radar
Title
I am Radar
Statement of responsibility
Reif Larsen
Title variation
I am Radar
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The moment just before Radar Radmanovic is born, all of the hospital's electricity mysteriously fails. The delivery takes place in total darkness. Lights back on, the staff sees a healthy baby boy-with pitch-black skin-born to the stunned white parents. No one understands the uncanny electrical event or the unexpected skin color. "A childbirth is an explosion," the ancient physician says by way of explanation. "Some shrapnel is inevitable, isn't it?" A kaleidoscopic novel both heartbreaking and dazzling, Reif Larsen's I Am Radar begins with Radar's perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers across the globe and throughout history, as well as to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design. Spanning this extraordinary range with grace and empathy, humor and courage, I Am Radar is the vessel where a century of conflict and art unite in a mesmerizing narrative whole. Deep in arctic Norway, a cadre of Norwegian schoolteachers is imprisoned during the Second World War. Founding a radical secret society that will hover on the margins of recorded history for decades to come, these schoolteachers steal radioactive material from a hidden Nazi nuclear reactor and use it to stage a surreal art performance on a frozen coastline. This strange society appears again in the aftermath of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime, when another secret performance takes place but goes horrifically wrong. Echoes of this disaster can be heard during the Yugoslavian wars, when an avant-garde puppeteer finds himself trapped inside Belgrade, while his brother serves in the genocidal militia that attacks Srebrenica. Decades later, in the war-torn Congo, a disfigured literature professor assembles the largest library in the world even as the country around him collapses. All of these stories are linked by Radar-now a gifted radio operator living in the New Jersey Meadowlands-who struggles with love, a set of hapless parents, and a terrible medical affliction that he has only just begun to comprehend. As I Am Radar accelerates toward its unforgettable conclusion, these divergent strands slowly begin to converge, revealing that beneath our apparent differences, unseen harmonies secretly unite our lives. Drawing on the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history, and mind-bending art, Larsen's I Am Radar is a triumph of storytelling at its most primal, elegant, and epic: a breathtaking journey through humanity's darkest hours only to arrive at a place of shocking wonder and redemption"--
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Larsen, Reif
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A773
LC item number
I2 2015
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / General
  • Quantum theory
  • Secret societies
  • History, Modern
  • Twentieth century
  • Arts, Modern
  • War stories
  • Arts, Modern
  • History, Modern
  • Quantum theory
  • Secret societies
  • Twentieth century
  • War stories
Label
I am Radar, Reif Larsen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn881888191
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
656 pages
Isbn
9781594206160
Lccn
2014036655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024639915
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o881888191
  • (OCoLC)881888191
Label
I am Radar, Reif Larsen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn881888191
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
656 pages
Isbn
9781594206160
Lccn
2014036655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024639915
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o881888191
  • (OCoLC)881888191

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