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The Resource Reprieve : a novel, James Han Mattson

Reprieve : a novel, James Han Mattson

Label
Reprieve : a novel
Title
Reprieve
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
James Han Mattson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A chilling and blisteringly relevant literary novel of social horror centered around a brutal killing that takes place in a full-contact haunted escape room-a provocative exploration of capitalism, hate politics, racial fetishism, and our obsession with fear as entertainment. On April 27, 1997, four contestants make it to the final cell of the Quigley House, a full-contact haunted escape room in Lincoln, Nebraska, made famous for its monstrosities, booby-traps, and ghoulishly costumed actors. If the group can endure these horrors without shouting the safe word, "reprieve," they'll win a substantial cash prize-a startling feat accomplished only by one other group in the house's long history. But before they can complete the challenge, a man breaks into the cell and kills one of the contestants. Those who were present on that fateful night lend their points of view: Kendra Brown, a teenager who's been uprooted from her childhood home after the sudden loss of her father; Leonard Grandton, a desperate and impressionable hotel manager caught in a series of toxic entanglements; and Jaidee Charoensuk, a gay international student who came to the United States in a besotted search for his former English teacher. As each character's journey unfurls and overlaps, deceits and misunderstandings fueled by obsession and prejudice are revealed-forcing all to reckon with the ways in which their beliefs and actions contributed to a horrifying catastrophe. A startlingly soulful exploration of complicity and masquerade, Reprieve combines the psychological tension of classic horror with searing social criticism, and seamlessly threads together trial transcripts, evidence descriptions, and deeply layered individual narratives to present a chilling portrait of this tangled American life"
Cataloging source
OJ4
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mattson, James Han
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
813.6 M1347
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Escape room games
  • Murder
  • Haunted houses (Amusements)
Target audience
adult
Label
Reprieve : a novel, James Han Mattson
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780063079922
Lccn
2021010494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1229089578
  • (OCoLC)1229089578
  • 3856632
Label
Reprieve : a novel, James Han Mattson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
406 pages
Isbn
9780063079922
Lccn
2021010494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1229089578
  • (OCoLC)1229089578
  • 3856632

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