The Resource Landfalls, Naomi J. Williams

Landfalls, Naomi J. Williams

Label
Landfalls
Title
Landfalls
Statement of responsibility
Naomi J. Williams
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In this debut novel, the author reimagines the historical Lapérouse expedition, a voyage of exploration that left Brest in 1785 with two frigates, more than two hundred men, and overblown Enlightenment ideals and expectations, in a brave attempt to circumnavigate the globe for science and the glory of France. It follows the exploits and heartbreaks not only of the men on the ships, but also of the people affected by the voyage - indigenous people and other Europeans the explorers encountered, loved ones left waiting at home, and those who survived and remembered the expedition later
  • 'In her wildly inventive debut novel, Naomi J. Williams reimagines the historical Lapérouse expedition, a voyage of exploration that left Brest in 1785 with two frigates, more than two hundred men, and overblown Enlightenment ideals and expectations, in a brave attempt to circumnavigate the globe for science and the glory of France. Deeply grounded in historical fact but refracted through a powerful imagination, Landfalls follows the exploits and heartbreaks not only of the men on the ships but also of the people affected by the voyage-indigenous people and other Europeans the explorers encountered, loved ones left waiting at home, and those who survived and remembered the expedition later. Each chapter is told from a different point of view and is set in a different part of the world, ranging from London to Tenerife, from Alaska to remote South Pacific islands to Siberia, and eventually back to France. The result is a beautifully written and absorbing tale of the high seas, scientific exploration, human tragedy, and the world on the cusp of the modern era. By turns elegiac, profound, and comic, Landfalls reinvents the maritime adventure novel for the twenty-first century'--Goodreads
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
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Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Landfalls, Naomi J. Williams
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Landfalls, Naomi J. Williams
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
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Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
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Contents
In the early nineteenth century, two shipwrecks from 1788 were discovered off the coast of Vanikoro in the Solomon Islands. Through the voices of the ships' crews and their families, Landfalls tells the compelling stories of the dangerous, calamitous voyages that led to this tragic - and mysterious - end
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
315 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408705773
Lccn
2014039367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) a3755368
  • (OCoLC)917757806

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