The Resource The beat of the pendulum : [a found novel], Catherine Chidgey

The beat of the pendulum : [a found novel], Catherine Chidgey

Label
The beat of the pendulum : [a found novel]
Title
The beat of the pendulum
Title remainder
[a found novel]
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Chidgey
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of the acclaimed The Wish Child comes something unexpected and fearless: a found novel. The Beat of the Pendulum is the result of one year in which Chidgey drew upon the language she encountered on a daily basis, such as news stories, radio broadcasts, emails, social media, street signs, TV, and many conversations. As Chidgey filters and shapes the linguistic chaos of her recordings, different characters emerge – her family, including her young daughter, and her husband, mother and sister, her friends, and an extended family formed through surrogacy and donation. In her chronicling of moments of loveliness, strangeness, comedy and poetry and sorrow, Chidgey plays with the nature of time and its passing. The Beat of the Pendulum is also an exploration of human memory – how we acquire it, and how we lose it. This bravely experimental and immersive work draws us into the detail, reverberation and transience of a year in a life"--Inside cover
Awards note
Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Fiction, Longlist 2018.
Cataloging source
NZ1
Dewey number
NZ823.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
The beat of the pendulum : [a found novel], Catherine Chidgey
Label
The beat of the pendulum : [a found novel], Catherine Chidgey
Publication
Copyright
Note
New Zealand author
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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
on1006937838
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Extent
494 pages
Isbn
9781776561704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
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Media type code
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