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Author Bolander, Brooke, author.

Title The only harmless great thing / Brooke Bolander.

Publication Info. New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION BOLANDER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  F-BOLANDER    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 93 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Early in the twentieth century, a group of female factory workers, "radium girls", in Newark, New Jersey, slowly died of radiation poisoning. Around the same time an Indian elephant was deliberately and publicly put to death by electricity in Coney Island. These are matters of historical fact. Now these two tragedies are intertwined in a dark alternate history of rage, radioactivity, and wrongs crying out to be righted. Brace yourself for a wrenching journey that crosses eras, chronicling cruelties both grand and petty while searching for meaning and justice.
Subject Radium paint -- Fiction.
Watch dial painters -- Fiction.
Elephants -- Fiction.
Radiation -- Fiction.
Toxicology -- Fiction.
Electrocution -- Experiments -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Alternative histories (Fiction)
Science fiction.
ISBN 1250169488 (paper)
9781250169488 (paper)
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