The Resource The last one : a novel, Alexandra Oliva

The last one : a novel, Alexandra Oliva

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The last one : a novel
Title
The last one
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Oliva
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "For readers of Station Eleven and The Passage comes a dazzling and unsettling novel of psychological suspense. In Alexandra Oliva's thrilling fiction debut, survival is the name of the game, as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself--and one woman's mind and body are pushed to the limit. She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show.Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens--but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them--a young woman the show's producers call Zoo--stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game. Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life--and husband--she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory, Zoo must summon all her survival skills--and learn new ones as she goes. But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways--and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing. Sophisticated and provocative, The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real: how readily we cast our judgments, how easily we are manipulated. Advance praise for The Last One: "The Last One seamlessly melds two of our contemporary obsessions--the threat of global catastrophe and the staged drama of reality TV--into a fiercely imagined tale of the human psyche under stress. This is an uncompromising, thought-provoking debut."--Justin Cronin. "Haunting, moving, and remarkable, Alexandra Oliva's debut novel is clever in its concept and gripping in its delivery. This propulsive book is for everyone who ever thought reality television signaled the end of the world."--Karen Joy Fowler. "Taut, tense, and at times almost unbearably real, The Last One is both a compelling read, and a terrifyingly believable evocation of survival against the odds."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood. "Page-turning and deeply unsettling."--Rosamund Lupton, internationally bestselling author of Sister"--
  • "She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far . . . For the filming of a new reality TV show, 12 contestants of different backgrounds and varying talent are pitted against one another in a remote New England forest to determine who has the best survival skills. Separately, we come to know one of those contestants intimately as she sets out alone, a few weeks into the future, to complete her solo challenge. But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she comes to see that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways while they've been away--and her ability to parse the charade will either be her triumph or her undoing"--
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Oliva, Alexandra
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3615.L49
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Reality television programs
  • Single women
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Reality television programs
  • Single women
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The last one : a novel, Alexandra Oliva
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn945693806
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101965092
Lccn
2016014819
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computer
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rdamedia
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remote
Stock number
24D29D70-3E3F-43A6-99F5-8151D2331AC3
System control number
(OCoLC)945693806
Label
The last one : a novel, Alexandra Oliva
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945693806
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101965092
Lccn
2016014819
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
24D29D70-3E3F-43A6-99F5-8151D2331AC3
System control number
(OCoLC)945693806

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