Specimen days
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[United States] : Macmillan Audio, 2005.
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9781593977153 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1593977158 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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A highly anticipated, bold new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours--three linked visionary narratives set in the ever-mysterious, turbulent city of New YorkIn each section of Michael Cunningham's new book, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, an older man, and a young woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story which takes place at the height of the Industrial Revolution, as human beings confront the alienated realities of the new machine age. "The Children's Crusade," set in the early twenty-first century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the pursuit of a terrorist band which is detonating bombs seemingly at random around the city. The third part, "Like Beauty," evokes a New York 150 years into the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth. Presiding over each episode of this interrelated whole is the prophetic figure of the poet Walt Whitman, who promised his future readers, "It avails not, neither distance nor place...I am with you, and know how it is." SPECIMEN DAYS is a genre-bending, haunting, and transformative ode to life in our greatest city--a work of surpassing power and beauty by one of the most original and daring writers at work today.
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In each section of Michael Cunningham's bold new novel, his first since The Hours, we encounter the same group of characters: a young boy, a man, and a woman. "In the Machine" is a ghost story that takes place at the height of the industrial revolution as human beings confront the alienating realities of the new machine age. "The Children's Crusade," set in the early twenty-first century, plays with the conventions of the noir thriller as it tracks the pursuit of a terrorist band that is detonating bombs, seemingly at random, around the city. The third part, "Like Beauty," evokes a New York 150 years into the future, when the city is all but overwhelmed by refugees from the first inhabited planet to be contacted by the people of Earth. Presiding over each episode of this interrelated whole is the prophetic figure of the poet Walt Whitman, who promised his future readers, "It avails not, neither time or place . . . I am with you, and know how it is." Specimen Days is a genre-bending, haunting, and transformative ode to life in our greatest city, and a meditation on the direction and meaning of America's destiny. It is a work of surpassing power and beauty by one of the most original and daring writers at work today.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cunningham, M., & Cumming, A. (2005). Specimen days. Unabridged. [United States]: Macmillan Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cunningham, Michael, 1952- and Alan Cumming. 2005. Specimen Days. [United States]: Macmillan Audio.

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Cunningham, Michael, 1952- and Alan Cumming, Specimen Days. [United States]: Macmillan Audio, 2005.

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Cunningham, Michael, and Alan Cumming. Specimen Days. Unabridged. [United States]: Macmillan Audio, 2005.

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