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The half life of Valery K : a novel, Natasha Pulley

Label
The half life of Valery K : a novel
Title
The half life of Valery K
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Natasha Pulley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sent to a mysterious unnamed city in Soviet Russia, former nuclear specialist Valery Kolkhanov must serve out his prison sentence studying the effect of radiation on local animals and struggles to find answers about what is being hidden from the thousands who live in the town
  • 1963, in a Siberian gulag. Former nuclear specialist Valery Kolkhanov has mastered what it takes to survive: the right connections to the guards for access to food and cigarettes, the right pair of warm boots to avoid frostbite, and the right attitude toward the small pleasures of life so he won't go insane. Then his university mentor steps in and sweeps Valery from the frozen prison camp to a mysterious unnamed town that houses a set of nuclear reactors and is surrounded by a forest so damaged it looks like the trees have rusted from within. In City 40, Valery is Dr. Kolkhanov once more, and he is expected to serve out his prison term studying the effect of radiation on local animals. But Valery questions his research: why is there so much radiation in this area? What, exactly, is being hidden from the thousands who live in the town? And if he keeps looking for answers, will he live to serve out his sentence? - adapted from jacket
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11066224
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pulley, Natasha
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6116.U55
LC item number
H35 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scientists
  • Prisoners
  • Radiation
  • City and town life
  • Secrecy
  • Soviet Union
  • FICTION / Thrillers / Historical
  • FICTION / Action & Adventure
Target audience
adult
Label
The half life of Valery K : a novel, Natasha Pulley
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
25 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781635573275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1336714856
Label
The half life of Valery K : a novel, Natasha Pulley
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
25 cm
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9781635573275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1336714856

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