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Meeks : a novel

Auteur : Julia Holmes
Éditeur : Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press : Distributed to the trade by Consortium, ©2010.
Édition/format :   Print book : Fiction : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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No woman will have Ben without a proper bachelor{u2019}s suit ... and the tailor refuses to make him one. Back from war with a nameless enemy, he{u2019}s just discovered that his mother is dead and that his family home has been reassigned by the state. As if that isn{u2019}t enough, he must now find a wife, or he{u2019}ll be made a civil servant and given a permanent spot in one of the city{u2019}s oppressive  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Political fiction
Dystopias
Fiction
Type d’ouvrage : Fiction
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Julia Holmes
ISBN : 9781931520652 1931520658
Numéro OCLC : 456178966
Description : 189 pages ; 22 cm
Responsabilité : by Julia Holmes.

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A hapless bachelor must quickly find a wife--and a nice suit--or lose his freedom forever.  Lire la suite...

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"A highly imaginative debut finds a stark Darwinian logic in a rigidly hierarchical society. . . . Holmes has fashioned a terrifying and utterly convincing world in which the perfect human being is Lire la suite...

 
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