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The Resource Vita nostra, by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko ; translation by Julia Meitov Hersey

Vita nostra, by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko ; translation by Julia Meitov Hersey

Label
Vita nostra
Title
Vita nostra
Statement of responsibility
by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko ; translation by Julia Meitov Hersey
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ukr
  • eng
Summary
  • "While vacationing at the beach with her mother, Sasha Samokhina meets the mysterious Farit Kozhennikov under the most peculiar circumstances. The teenage girl is powerless to refuse when this strange and unusual man with an air of the sinister directs her to perform a task with potentially scandalous consequences. He rewards her effort with a strange golden coin. As the days progress, Sasha carries out other acts for which she receives more coins from Kozhennikov. As summer ends, her domineering mentor directs her to move to a remote village and use her gold to enter the Institute of Special Technologies. Though she does not want to go to this unknown town or school, she also feels it's the only place she should be. Against her mother's wishes, Sasha leaves behind all that is familiar and begins her education. As she quickly discovers, the institute's "special technologies" are unlike anything she has ever encountered. The books are impossible to read, the lessons obscure to the point of maddening, and the work refuses memorization. Using terror and coercion to keep the students in line, the school does not punish them for their transgressions and failures; instead, their families pay a terrible price. Yet despite her fear, Sasha undergoes changes that defy the dictates of matter and time; experiences which are nothing she has ever dreamed of ... and suddenly all she could ever want"--Front jacket flap
  • Vacationing at the beach with her mother, Sasha Samokhina falls under the spell of Farit Kozhennikov. An unusual man with an air of the sinister, he directs her to perform tasks with potentially scandalous consequences and rewards her with strange golden coins. He then directs her to move to a remote village and use her gold to enter the Institute of Special Technologies. Sasha quickly discovers the institute's books are impossible to read, the lessons obscure to the point of maddening, and the work refuses memorization. The school does not punish students for their transgressions and failures-- instead their families pay a terrible price. -- adapted from jacket
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Character
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10738547
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dëiìachenko, Marina
Dewey number
891.7/934
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3949.14.I14
LC item number
V5813 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dëiìachenko, Serhiæi
  • Hersey, Julia Meitov
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True
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  • Teenage girls
  • Psychological abuse
  • Manipulative behavior
  • Magic
  • Schools
  • Schools
  • Magic
  • Magic
  • Psychological fiction
  • Russia
  • Fantasy
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Manipulative behavior
  • Psychological abuse
  • Teenage girls
Target audience
adult
Label
Vita nostra, by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko ; translation by Julia Meitov Hersey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Dust jacket
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 Harper Voyager hardcover edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780063054158
Lccn
2018277431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1061860368
Label
Vita nostra, by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko ; translation by Julia Meitov Hersey
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Dust jacket
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 Harper Voyager hardcover edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780063054158
Lccn
2018277431
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1061860368

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