The Resource Acid song, Bernard Beckett

Acid song, Bernard Beckett

Label
Acid song
Title
Acid song
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Beckett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's election day in contemporary New Zealand. From a staffroom argument about a playground fight, to a young father's confrontation with a teenage burglar, to a woman film director's footage of a campus protest, to a skinhead riot in Christchurch, to an hour's dancing at an inner city club: in every context, issues of race, politics and ethics push up viciously against each other. At the core of this simmering twenty-four hours is a piece of scientific research from a wellrespected academic which appears to link IQ to race. Should he have gone public with it? How should he have framed his announcement? What is a scientist's duty to society? Will the knowledge bring any social good? Are the calls of racist a knee-jerk reaction? This is a tightly constructed, clever, darting novel that cuts to and fro between a varied but clearly delineated cast of characters who are linked by chance, career, circumstances. It confronts one of the most controversial contemporary debates in our society head on, and asks some direct, uncomfortable questions
Awards note
Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 2009: Fiction -- Runner up.
Cataloging source
NZNB
Dewey number
NZ823.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Acid song, Bernard Beckett
Label
Acid song, Bernard Beckett
Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Novel
Control code
490020
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Dimensions
21cm.
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Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781877460111
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP490020
  • 12372180
  • (NLNZils)1298923
  • (OCoLC)244097297
  • (Nz)12372180

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