The Resource South Pole Station : [a novel], Ashley Shelby

South Pole Station : [a novel], Ashley Shelby

Label
South Pole Station : [a novel]
Title
South Pole Station
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Shelby
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" Do you have digestion problems due to stress? Do you have problems with authority? How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week? Would you rather be a florist or a truck driver? These are the questions that decide who has what it takes to live at South Pole Station, a place with an average temperature of -54?F and no sunlight for six months a year. Cooper Gosling is adrift at thirty, unmoored by a family tragedy and floundering in her career as a painter. So she applies to the National Science Foundation Artists & Writers Program and flees to Antarctica -- the bottom of the Earth -- where she encounters a group of misfits motivated by desires as ambiguous as her own. There's Pearl, the cook whose Carrot Mushroom Loaf becomes means toward her Machiavellian ambitions; the oxymoronic Sal (he is an attractive astrophysicist); and Tucker, the only gay black man on the continent who, as station manager, casts a watchful eye on all. The only thing they have in common is the conviction that they don't belong anywhere else. Enter Frank Pavano -- a climatologist with unorthodox beliefs. His presence will rattle this already unbalanced community, bringing Cooper and the Polies to the center of a global controversy and threatening the 800-million-year-old ice chip they call home. In the tradition of And Then We Came to the End and Where'd You Go Bernadette?, South Pole Station is a warmhearted comedy of errors set in the world's harshest place. "--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
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Shelby, Ashley
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H45228
LC item number
S68 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Escape (Psychology)
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Global warming
  • South Pole
  • Antarctica
Label
South Pole Station : [a novel], Ashley Shelby
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781250112828
Lccn
2016058285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn957022568
  • (OCoLC)957022568
  • 945077
Label
South Pole Station : [a novel], Ashley Shelby
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781250112828
Lccn
2016058285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn957022568
  • (OCoLC)957022568
  • 945077

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