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The Resource The tiger flu : a novel, Larissa Lai

The tiger flu : a novel, Larissa Lai

Label
The tiger flu : a novel
Title
The tiger flu
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Larissa Lai
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this visionary novel by Larissa Lai--her first in sixteen years--a community of parthenogenic women, sent into exile by the male-dominated Salt Water City, goes to war against disease, technology, and powerful men that threaten them with extinction. Kirilow is a doctor apprentice whose lover Peristrophe is a "starfish," a woman who can regenerate her own limbs and organs, which she uses to help her clone sisters whose organs are failing. When a denizen from Salt Water City suffering from a mysterious flu comes into their midst, Peristrophe becomes infected and dies, prompting Kirilow to travel to Salt Water City, where the flu is now a pandemic, to find a new starfish who will help save her sisters. There, Kirilow meets Kora, a girl-woman desperate to save her family from the epidemic. Kora has everything Kirilow is looking for, except the will to abandon her own family. But before Kirilow can convince her, both are kidnapped by a group of powerful men to serve as test subjects for a new technology that can cure the mind of the body. Bold, beautiful, and wildly imaginative, The Tiger Flu is at once a female hero's saga, a cyberpunk thriller, and a convention-breaking cautionary tale--a striking metaphor for our complicated times."--Amazon.com
Summary
After her lover dies of the tiger flu brought into their village, Kirilow, a doctor, travels to the city to find a new "starfish", a person capable of regrowing organs.
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10741737
Cataloging source
YUS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lai, Larissa
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Mutation (Biology)
  • Dystopias
  • Women heroes
  • Regeneration (Biology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The tiger flu : a novel, Larissa Lai
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
21646977
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781551527314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057759257
Label
The tiger flu : a novel, Larissa Lai
Publication
Copyright
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
21646977
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781551527314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057759257

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