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Author Avdic, Asa, author
Title Isola. English
The dying game [ebook] : a novel / Asa Avdic ; translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles
Published 1708
New York : Penguin Books, 2017
Descript 1 online resource
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Note "Originally published in Swedish as Isola by Natur & Kultur [Stockholm] in 2016" -- Verso title page
Summary "A masterly locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state. The year is 2037, and on the tiny island of Isola, seven people have been selected to compete in a forty-eight-hour test for a top-secret intelligence position with the totalitarian Union of Friendship. One of them is Anna Francis, a workaholic bureaucrat with a nine-year-old daughter she rarely sees and a secret that haunts her. Her assignment: to stage her own death and then to observe, from her hiding place inside the walls of the house, how the six other candidates react to the news that a murderer is among them. Who will take control? Who will crack under pressure? But then a storm rolls in, the power goes out, and the real game begins. Combining suspense, unexpected twists, psychological gamesmanship, and a sinister dystopian future, The Dying Game conjures a world in which one woman is forced to ask, "Can I save my life by staging my death?"-- Provided by publisher
"A masterly locked-room mystery set in a near-future Orwellian state, in which seven people are brought to a remote island to compete in a 48-hour test for a top-secret intelligence position, and one woman must stage her own death. The year is 2037, and on the tiny island of Isola, seven people have been selected to participate in a state-sponsored mind game to recruit for an intelligence position with the totalitarian Union of Friendship. One of them is Anna Francis, a workaholic bureaucrat with a nine-year-old daughter she rarely sees and a secret that haunts her. Anna is not actually a candidate for the position: in fact, she's the test itself. Her assignment is to stage her own death and then to observe, from her hiding place inside the walls of the house, how the six other candidates react to the news that a murderer is among them: Who will take control? Who will crack under pressure? But then a storm rolls in, the power goes out, and the real game begins. . . . Combining suspense, unexpected twists, psychological gamesmanship, and a sinister dystopian future, The Dying Game conjures a world in which one woman is forced to ask, "Can I save my life by staging my death?""-- Provided by publisher
Subject Women professional employees -- Fiction
Intelligence service -- Fiction
Psychological games -- Fiction
Intelligence service.
Psychological games.
Women professional employees.
Electronic books
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Alt Author Willson-Broyles, Rachel, translator
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9781524705640
1524705640

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