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The Resource A ladder to the sky : a novel, John Boyne

A ladder to the sky : a novel, John Boyne

Label
A ladder to the sky : a novel
Title
A ladder to the sky
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Boyne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for fame. The one thing he doesn’t have is talent – but he’s not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don’t need to be his own. Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann. He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful – but desperately lonely – older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice’s first novel. Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high. Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall... Sweeping across the late twentieth century, A Ladder to the Sky is a fascinating portrait of a relentlessly immoral man, a tour de force of storytelling, and the next great novel from an acclaimed literary virtuoso
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyne, John
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.O96
LC item number
L33 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Novelists
  • Fame
  • Ambition
  • Betrayal
Label
A ladder to the sky : a novel, John Boyne
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1060612629
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9781984823014
Lccn
bl2018184670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1060612629
Label
A ladder to the sky : a novel, John Boyne
Publication
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
on1060612629
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
362 pages
Isbn
9781984823014
Lccn
bl2018184670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1060612629

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