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The Resource The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers

The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers

Label
The Core of the Sun
Title
The Core of the Sun
Statement of responsibility
Johanna Sinisalo ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers
Title variation
Auringon ydin
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  • eng
  • fin
  • eng
Summary
From the author of the Finlandia Award-winning novel Troll: A Love Story, The Core of the Sun further cements Johanna Sinisalo?s reputation as a master of literary speculative fiction and of her country?s unique take on it, dubbed ?Finnish weird.? Set in an alternative historical present, in a ?eusistocracy??an extreme welfare state?that holds public health and social stability above all else, it follows a young woman whose growing addiction to illegal chili peppers leads her on an adventure into a world where love, sex, and free will are all controlled by the state. The Eusistocratic Republic of Finland has bred a new human sub-species of receptive, submissive women, called eloi, for sex and procreation, while intelligent, independent women are relegated to menial labor and sterilized so that they do not carry on their "defective" line. Vanna, raised as an eloi but secretly intelligent, needs money to help her doll-like sister, who has disappeared. Vanna forms a friendship with a man named Jare, and they become involved in buying and selling a stimulant known to the Health Authority to be extremely dangerous: chili peppers. Then Jare comes across a strange religious cult in possession of the Core of the Sun, a chili so hot that it is rumored to cause hallucinations. Does this chili have effects that justify its prohibition? How did Finland turn into the North Korea of Europe? And will Vanna succeed in her quest to find her sister, or will her growing need to satisfy her chili addiction destroy her? Johanna Sinisalo?s tautly told story of fight and flight is also a feisty, between-the-lines social polemic?a witty, inventive, and fiendishly engaging read
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A work of literary speculative fiction by the author of Troll: A Love Story is set in an alternate-world extreme welfare state and follows the experiences of a woman whose addiction to illegal chili peppers pits her against state-controlled love, sex and free will
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10463905
Cataloging source
TXN
Dewey number
894/.54134
Index
no index present
LC call number
PH355.S5445
LC item number
A8713 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20448068
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition, English edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780802124647
Lccn
bl2015057043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933433115
  • (OCoLC)933433115
Label
The Core of the Sun, Johanna Sinisalo ; translated from the Finnish by Lola Rogers
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20448068
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition, English edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780802124647
Lccn
bl2015057043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn933433115
  • (OCoLC)933433115

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