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The Resource S., conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst

S., conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst

Label
S.
Title
S.
Statement of responsibility
conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst
Title variation
Ship of Theseus
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown. The book: Ship of Theseus, the final novel by a prolific but enigmatic writer named V.M. Straka, in which a man with no past is shanghaied onto a strange ship with a monstrous crew and launched onto a disorienting and perilous journey. The writer: Straka, the incendiary and secretive subject of one of the world's greatest mysteries, a revolutionary about whom the world knows nothing apart from the words he wrote and the rumors that swirl around him. The readers: Jennifer and Eric, a college senior and a disgraced grad student, both facing crucial decisions about who they are, who they might become, and how much they're willing to trust another person with their passions, hurts, and fears."--Slipcase
  • The chronicle of two readers finding each other in the margins of a book and enmeshing themselves in a deadly struggle between forces they don't understand
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.B7367
LC item number
S47 2013
Literary form
novels
Label
S., conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Issued in slipcase
  • Title and statement of responsibility from slipcase
  • Title page and cover title: Ship of Theseus / V. M. Straka. Imprint on title page: Winged Shoes Press, New York, 1949. Title page and page [3] of cover printed with "stamps" of Laguna Verde High School Library; spine includes a Dewey call number label
  • Includes 22 items purporting to be documents concerning the "author," V. M. Straka, and his "translator," F. X. Caldeira from the Straka Arkiv; decoding wheel, letters, postcards and notes by the "readers," Jennifer and Eric; and other related materials
  • Marginalia printed in various colors
Accompanying material
Konfidentiell letter (2 leaves), [insert between p. viii-ix] ; Pollard State University : VMS accused of... ( 1 leaf), [insert between p. 10-11] ; Xerox copy of journal article (1 leaf), [insert between p. 20-21] ; Newspaper clipping (2 p.), [insert between p. 32 -33] ; Telegram (2 leaves), [insert between p. 54-55] ; 1 Newspaper clipping/memo (1 leaf), [insert between p. 68-69] ; Letter from Desjardins (1 leaf), [insert between p. 86-87] ; Letter from Jen (4 p.), [insert between p. 100-101] ; 1 Brazil postcard [insert between p. 112-113] ; 1 photograph of stone wall [insert between p. 130-131] ; 1 Birds of Brazil postcard [insert between p.178-179] ; 1 Postcard of palms [insert between p.190-191] ; 1 Postcard of a beach [insert between p. 192-193] ; 1 Postcard 'Pictorial Brazil' (20 April near Marau) [insert between p. 200-201] ; So... My Uncle Zeke (5 p. on yellow, legal paper), [insert between p. 202-203] ; 1 photograph of woman [insert between p. 242-243] ; 1 newspaper clipping within 1 greeting card [insert between p. 256-257] ; 1 map on napkin [insert between p. 306-307] ; 1 In memoriam card [insert between p. 360-361] ; Letter from J [4 p.], [insert between p. 376-377] ; Letter from Esmerlinda Pega (1 leaf), [insert between p. 416-417] ; 1 decoder wheel [insert between end leaf and p. 3 of cover].
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Ship of Theseus
  • V.M. Straka
Control code
ocn842877804
Dimensions
24 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 456 pages
Isbn
9780316201643
Lccn
2013942888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842877804
Label
S., conceived by J.J. Abrams ; written by Doug Dorst
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Issued in slipcase
  • Title and statement of responsibility from slipcase
  • Title page and cover title: Ship of Theseus / V. M. Straka. Imprint on title page: Winged Shoes Press, New York, 1949. Title page and page [3] of cover printed with "stamps" of Laguna Verde High School Library; spine includes a Dewey call number label
  • Includes 22 items purporting to be documents concerning the "author," V. M. Straka, and his "translator," F. X. Caldeira from the Straka Arkiv; decoding wheel, letters, postcards and notes by the "readers," Jennifer and Eric; and other related materials
  • Marginalia printed in various colors
Accompanying material
Konfidentiell letter (2 leaves), [insert between p. viii-ix] ; Pollard State University : VMS accused of... ( 1 leaf), [insert between p. 10-11] ; Xerox copy of journal article (1 leaf), [insert between p. 20-21] ; Newspaper clipping (2 p.), [insert between p. 32 -33] ; Telegram (2 leaves), [insert between p. 54-55] ; 1 Newspaper clipping/memo (1 leaf), [insert between p. 68-69] ; Letter from Desjardins (1 leaf), [insert between p. 86-87] ; Letter from Jen (4 p.), [insert between p. 100-101] ; 1 Brazil postcard [insert between p. 112-113] ; 1 photograph of stone wall [insert between p. 130-131] ; 1 Birds of Brazil postcard [insert between p.178-179] ; 1 Postcard of palms [insert between p.190-191] ; 1 Postcard of a beach [insert between p. 192-193] ; 1 Postcard 'Pictorial Brazil' (20 April near Marau) [insert between p. 200-201] ; So... My Uncle Zeke (5 p. on yellow, legal paper), [insert between p. 202-203] ; 1 photograph of woman [insert between p. 242-243] ; 1 newspaper clipping within 1 greeting card [insert between p. 256-257] ; 1 map on napkin [insert between p. 306-307] ; 1 In memoriam card [insert between p. 360-361] ; Letter from J [4 p.], [insert between p. 376-377] ; Letter from Esmerlinda Pega (1 leaf), [insert between p. 416-417] ; 1 decoder wheel [insert between end leaf and p. 3 of cover].
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Ship of Theseus
  • V.M. Straka
Control code
ocn842877804
Dimensions
24 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 456 pages
Isbn
9780316201643
Lccn
2013942888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)842877804

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