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The Resource Spies : a novel, Michael Frayn

Spies : a novel, Michael Frayn

Label
Spies : a novel
Title
Spies
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Frayn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The sudden trace of a troubling, familiar smell takes Stephen Wheatley back to a dimly remembered yet disturbing childhood summer in wartime London. As he pieces together the scattered images, we are transported to a quiet street, where two boys - Keith and his sidekick Stephen - are engaged in their own version of the war effort: spying on the neighbors, recording their movements, ferreting out their secrets." "In the peaceful Close, the only visible signs of war are the nightly blackout and a single random bombsite. To the boys, though, the whole district is riddled with secret passages, underground laboratories, and hideaways for secret agents that must be monitored. And then, with six shocking words, Keith reveals that the Germans have infiltrated his family; from that point, the espionage game takes a sinister and unintended turn. A wife's simple errands and a family's ordinary rituals, the unremarkable geography of post office and railway tracks, are no longer the objects of childish speculation but the tragic elements of adult catastrophe."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frayn, Michael
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6056.R3
LC item number
S65 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • London (England)
  • Male friendship
  • Boys
Label
Spies : a novel, Michael Frayn
Instantiates
Publication
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
47973293
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780805070583
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2001039840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Spies : a novel, Michael Frayn
Publication
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
47973293
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780805070583
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2001039840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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