The Resource Machine

Machine

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Machine
Title
Machine
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Subject
Summary
A haunting story of guilt and blame in the wake of a drowning, the first novel by the author of SpectacleSusan Steinberg's first novel, Machine, is a dazzling and innovative leap forward for a writer whose most recent book, Spectacle, gained her a rapturous following. Machine revolves around a group of teenagers—both locals and wealthy out-of-towners—during a single summer at the shore. Steinberg captures the pressures and demands of this world in a voice that effortlessly slides from collective to singular, as one girl recounts a night on which another girl drowned. Hoping to assuage her guilt and evade a similar fate, she pieces together the details of this tragedy, as well as the breakdown of her own family, and learns that no one, not even she, is blameless.A daring stylist, Steinberg contrasts semicolon-studded sentences with short lines that race down the page. This restless approach gains focus and power through a sharply drawn narrative that ferociously interrogates gender, class, privilege, and the disintegration of identity in the shadow of trauma. Machine is the kind of novel—relentless and bold—that only Susan Steinberg could have written
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Steinberg, Susan
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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Machine
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:14bf4e5a-9b4b-4b1e-a3d2-86b539834040
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781555978914
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Machine
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:14bf4e5a-9b4b-4b1e-a3d2-86b539834040
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781555978914
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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