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The Resource Bird box, Josh Malerman

Bird box, Josh Malerman

Label
Bird box
Title
Bird box
Statement of responsibility
Josh Malerman
Title variation
Birdbox
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Something is out there, something terrifying that must not be seen. One glimpse of it, and a person is driven to deadly violence. No one knows what it is or where it came from. Five years after it began, a handful of scattered survivors remains, including Malorie and her two young children. Living in an abandoned house near the river, she has dreamed of fleeing to a place where they might be safe. Now that the boy and girl are four, it's time to go, but the journey ahead will be terrifying: twenty miles downriver in a rowboat -- blindfolded -- with nothing to rely on but her wits and the children's trained ears. One wrong choice and they will die. Something is following them all the while, but is it man, animal, or monster?
Summary
In Bird Box, brilliantly imaginative debut author Josh Malerman captures an apocalyptic near-future world, where a mother and her two small children must make their way down a river, blindfolded. One wrong choice and they will die. And something is following them -- but is it man, animal, or monster? Within these tracks, Malerman, a professional musician, discusses his love of horror and invokes an ethereal and atmospheric experience in an homage to Orson Welles áa la War of the Worlds
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2017.
Awards note
A 2015 Michigan Notable Books selection
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10302580
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Malerman, Josh
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A43535
LC item number
B57 2014
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520
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Mass extinctions
  • Hysteria (Social psychology)
  • Mass suicide
  • Senses and sensation in children
  • Voyages and travels
  • Survival
  • Medusa (Greek mythology)
  • Mother and child
  • Choice
Target audience
adult
Label
Bird box, Josh Malerman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780062259660
Lccn
2013497796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)857966901
Label
Bird box, Josh Malerman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780062259660
Lccn
2013497796
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)857966901

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