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Cloud cuckoo land : a novel, Anthony Doerr

Label
Cloud cuckoo land : a novel
Title
Cloud cuckoo land
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Doerr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Constantinople in the fifteenth century, in a small town in present-day Idaho, and on an interstellar ship decades from now, Anthony Doerr's gorgeous third novel is a triumph story about children on the cusp of adulthood in worlds in peril, who find resilience, hope--and a book. In Cloud Cuckoo Land, Doerr has created a magnificent tapestry of times and places that reflects our vast interconnectedness--with other species, with each other, with those who lived before us, and with those who will be here after we're gone. Thirteen-year-old Anna, an orphan, lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople in a house of women who make their living embroidering the robes of priests. Restless, insatiably curious, Anna learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds a book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a Utopian paradise in the sky. This she reads to her ailing sister as the walls of the only place she has known are bombarded in the great siege of Constantinople. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, miles from home, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the invading army. His path and Anna's will cross. Five hundred years later, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno, who learned Greek as a prisoner of war, rehearses five children in a play adaptation of Aethon's story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour.This is another siege. And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father. She has never set foot on our planet. Like Marie-Laure and Werner in All the Light We Cannot See, Anna, Omeir, Seymour, Zeno, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders who find resourcefulness and hope in the midst of gravest danger. Their lives are gloriously intertwined. Doerr's dazzling imagination transports us to world so dramatic and immersive that we forget, for a time, our own. Dedicated to "the librarians then, now, and in the years to come," Cloud Cuckoo Land is a beautiful and redemptive novel about stewardship--of the book, of the Earth, of the human heart. --
Assigning source
From dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
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Doerr, Anthony
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3604.O34
LC item number
C56 2021
Literary form
fiction
NLM call number
PS 3604.O34
NLM item number
C56 2021
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Children
  • Books and reading
  • Space and time
  • Future, The
  • Libraries
  • Dystopias
  • Time travel
  • Coming of age
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Idaho
Label
Cloud cuckoo land : a novel, Anthony Doerr
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
on1233266494
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
626 pages
Isbn
9781982168438
Lccn
2021002936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1233266494
Label
Cloud cuckoo land : a novel, Anthony Doerr
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
on1233266494
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
626 pages
Isbn
9781982168438
Lccn
2021002936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1233266494

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