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Hazards of time travel / Joyce Carol Oates.

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library LARGE PRINT OAT (Text) 33500012834735 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library LARGE PRINT OAT (Text) 33500012834743 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062861009
  • ISBN: 006286100X
  • Physical Description: 417 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First HarperLuxe edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "'Time travel' -- and its hazards--are made literal in this astonishing new novel in which a recklessly idealistic girl dares to test the perimeters of her tightly controlled (future) world and is punished by being sent back in time to a region of North America -- 'Wainscotia, Wisconsin' -- that existed eighty years before. Cast adrift in time in this idyllic Midwestern town she is set upon a course of 'rehabilitation' -- but cannot resist falling in love with a fellow exile and questioning the constrains of the Wainscotia world with results that are both devastating and liberating."--Back cover.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2
    *Starred Review* Adriane knows that it's risky to reveal that one thinks for one's self, yet, as high-school valedictorian, she cannot play it safe and is promptly arrested for her inquisitive graduation speech. Deemed an Exiled Individual, which is slightly better than a Deleted Individual, she is sent to Zone 9 and shackled to a new identity and tyrannical rules. Traumatized and bewildered, she struggles to survive as Mary Ellen, a freshman at a Wisconsin college where the library is filled with actual books and phones are enormous and stationary. Yes, Adriane has been exiled to the past, to 1959, 80 years back. Adriane/Mary Ellen is nearly paralyzed with fear, until she becomes convinced that a young, attractive psychology professor is a fellow Exile. Within a tautly suspenseful, wryly incisive tale of a daring truth-seeker and forbidden love, of the dawn of behavioral psychology and the weaponizing of virtual realities, Oates probes the diabolical, shape-shifting nature of authoritarianism and the timeless valor of dissent. While in this clever, brain-twisting, Poe-like fable she looks to the past and the future to dramatize the vulnerability of the psyche, the fragility of freedom, and the catastrophic consequences of repressing intelligence, independence, and creativity, what Oates illuminates is the present. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Oates is always provocative, but this tensile dystopian tale will magnetize readers in a whole new mode. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Time travel > Fiction.
Large type books.
Wisconsin > Fiction.
FICTION / Dystopian.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Science Fiction.
SCIENCE FICTION.
Wisconsin > Fiction.
Time travel.
Wisconsin.
Genre: Dystopias.
Dystopian fiction.
Time-travel fiction.
Fiction.

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