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The Resource The last cruise : a novel, Kate Christensen

The last cruise : a novel, Kate Christensen

Label
The last cruise : a novel
Title
The last cruise
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Christensen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The 1950s vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella is making her final voyage before heading to the scrapyard. For the guests on board, among them Christine Thorne, a former journalist turned Maine farmer, it's a chance to experience the bygone mid-20th century era of decadent luxury cruising, complete with fine dining, classic highballs, string quartets, and sophisticated jazz. Smoking is allowed but not cell phones--or children, for that matter. The Isabella sets sail from Long Beach, CA into calm seas on a two-week retro cruise to Hawaii and back. But this is the second decade of an uncertain new millennium, not the sunny, heedless fifties, and certain disquieting signs of strife and malfunction above and below decks intrude on the festivities. Down in the main galley, Mick Szabo, a battle-weary Hungarian executive sous-chef, watches escalating tensions among the crew. Meanwhile, Miriam Koslow, an elderly Israeli violinist with the Sabra Quartet, becomes increasingly aware of the age-related vulnerabilities of the ship herself and the cynical corners cut by the cruise ship company, Cabaret. When a time of crisis begins, Christine, Mick, and Miriam find themselves facing the unknown together in an unexpected and startling test of their characters
Cataloging source
TXN
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.H716
LC item number
L37 2018
Literary form
fiction
Label
The last cruise : a novel, Kate Christensen
Instantiates
Publication
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
on1042170088
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780385536288
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Lccn
2017030311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042170088
Label
The last cruise : a novel, Kate Christensen
Publication
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
on1042170088
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780385536288
Isbn Type
(hard cover)
Lccn
2017030311
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042170088

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