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The Resource Broken monsters, Lauren Beukes

Broken monsters, Lauren Beukes

Label
Broken monsters
Title
Broken monsters
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Beukes
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams? If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story. If you're Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you'll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe--and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world.If Lauren Beukes's internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her Broken Monsters is a genre-redefining thriller about broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people trying to put themselves back together again
Summary
In the city that's become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality. A terrifying new thriller from Lauren Beukes, award-winning author of The Shining Girls. Detective Gabriella Versado is used to dealing with ugly murders. This is Detroit, after all. But the corpses turning up in abandoned buildings are unlike any she's seen before: queasy mash-ups of animals and humans, like some DIY taxidermied freak show. After her teen daughter Layla finds photographs of the bodies on her computer and leaks them to a blogger friend and thus the whole of the Internet, Gabi finds herself fighting to stay on the case she's compromised - and to save her relationship with her daughter. But as the murders seize the imagination of the populace with copycat killings and disturbing 'art installations' appearing overnight, Detective Versado has to hunt down and confront a killer who has let loose the seething subconscious of the city.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
Award
RUSA Reading List, 2015.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321533
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beukes, Lauren
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9369.4.B485
LC item number
B76 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Women detectives
  • Murder
  • Detroit (Mich.)
  • FICTION / Thrillers / General
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Target audience
adult
Label
Broken monsters, Lauren Beukes
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins, July 2014"--Title page verso
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
20267212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American Edition.
Extent
442 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780316216821
Lccn
2014093777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Broken monsters, Lauren Beukes
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by HarperCollins, July 2014"--Title page verso
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
20267212
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First North American Edition.
Extent
442 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780316216821
Lccn
2014093777
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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