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This census-taker

This census-taker

a novella

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Published .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementChina Miéville
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6063.I265 T48 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination210 pages
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27196150M
ISBN 101101967323
ISBN 109781101967324
LC Control Number2015037269
OCLC/WorldCa908517395

Miéville (Three Moments of an Explosion, , etc.) has two main modes: the pyrotechnics of a puzzle maker and the austere depth of a and dreamlike, his latest novel is in his simpler, stronger style. The unnamed narrator—called “the boy,” “I,” or occasionally “you”—looks back on his childhood from his future as some sort of writer or record-keeper. This Census-Taker is a book about what writing can accomplish, about what is enabled or erased by filtering the complexity of the world into representational forms. It is also a novel about trauma, and to some degree it is traumatizing to read — in a productive, provocative way.

Census workers play a critical role to make sure people who don’t fill out a census form themselves by mail, phone or online get counted. With unemployment considerably lower than it was in , the Census Bureau is expecting to have a harder time filling the hundreds of thousands of census taker positions that will be available.   Real People, Real Questions was a series created to provide answers to the public's most pressing questions about the Census. In this video, you will learn how the public could identify an official U.S. Census Bureau census taker.

Define census taker. census taker synonyms, census taker pronunciation, census taker translation, English dictionary definition of census taker. Noun 1. census taker - someone who collects census data by visiting individual homes enumerator functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested.   China Miéville, This Census-Taker, Picador, Audio version available on Audible. I have a huge problem when it comes to Miéville stories: I judge everything he writes by comparing it to The City & The City, which isn't fair because The City & The City is such a masterpiece. So it took me a week after having read This Census-Taker to realise that this novella, despite an initial.


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For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, and Karen Russell, This Census Taker is the poignant and uncanny new novella from award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville. After witnessing a profoundly traumatic event, a boy is left alone in a remote house on a hilltop with his increasingly deranged parent/5.

For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event/5().

The answer in This Census-Taker is as different from the one in Embassytown as Embassytown was from The City & the City. The marvellous, we learn from this marvellous and strange little book, need Author: Francis Spufford. The information about This Census-Taker shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks.

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For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event.5/5(2). 'This Census-Taker' Is A Quiet Book With A Murderous Heart China Mieville's new novella feels like a fairy tale.

It's set in an isolated hill village, where a young boy witnesses a terrible crime. The census taker will make at least six attempts to visit the home, contact a resident, and complete the questionnaire.

Like all Census Bureau employees, census takers are strictly prohibited by law from divulging any information gathered and may be fined and imprisoned for doing so.

This Census-Taker is a fantasy novella by British author China Miéville. It was first published by Pan MacMillan in Setting and structure. The story is told primarily from the point of view of a young boy, whose recollections are unreliable and disjointed chronologically, with occasional segments that are written at an undefined point in the future and are recounted by an older version Author: China Miéville.

Each census taker must forego his or her rights of protection. Consider the census as “a large instrument made up of living cells—and each cell is a census taker.” Yet half way through the book, the unnamed narrator develops a new method of the census – not gathering certain information but instead, deciding what information to look for/5(47).

About This Census-Taker. For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. Click to read more about This Census-Taker by China Miéville. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(41).

For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, and Karen Russell, This Census Taker is the poignant and uncanny new novella from award-winning and bestselling. This Census-Taker takes root quickly, and you won't soon forget it.

* SciFi Now * Mieville's brain-twisting, inventive use of language pins the indefinable to the page, reading this slim book feels like gasping a lungful of air, holding it throughout the letting it out slowly, wondering what just happened. A challenging, thought-provoking read/5(K).

Census, Ball's eighth and latest novel, may be his most emotionally affecting book to date More than a dystopian tale, [it] is a profound and stirring meditation on love, loss and paternity. The New York Times Book Review - Alex GilvarryBrand: HarperCollins Publishers. For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event/5(21). For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Miéville.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. Book Overview For readers of George Saunders, Kelly Link, David Mitchell, and Karen Russell, This Census-Taker is a stunning, uncanny, and profoundly moving novella from multiple-award-winning and bestselling author China Mi ville.

Census taker definition is - one who goes from house to house to obtain data for a census. For many, the opportunity to become a census taker provides a good source of short-term income.

To become a census taker you must be a US citizen, and be capable of reading, writing, and speaking English. You must be 18 years old, have a Social Security number and driver’s license, and pass both a background check and basic skills test. Directed by Bruce R. Cook. With Greg Mullavey, Meredith MacRae, Garrett Morris, Austen Tayler.

Exasperated by his intrusions, a family shoots a census taker and tries to hide his body from a /10(). It’s been out for quite a while, but I just recently got around to reading China Miéville’s latest book, the novella This was a really quick read, at just pages, and I very much enjoyed it, although I wish it had been longer and explored the setting a bit more.

Chicago Tribune This Census-Taker is the book you read when you're looking for something that will haunt your dreams for weeks (or months) after you put it down. It is a grown-up fairy tale with a black and murderous heart, about a boy convinced that his father is a murderer/5(K). But for those brave few, This Census-Taker is well worth the journey that China Miéville obviously wanted to take and must have hoped others would walk with him.

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