The Resource The queen of the night, Alexander Chee

The queen of the night, Alexander Chee

Label
The queen of the night
Title
The queen of the night
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Chee
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A legendary opera singer tries to discover who betrayed her secret past as a courtesan when she is offered a chance at immortality through an original role that tells her tale
  • From a ferociously talented writer, praised as "the fire, in my opinion. And the light, " by Junot Diaz, comes a blazing portrait of one woman's rise from courtesan to world-renowned diva. Lilliet Berne is a sensation of the Paris Opera, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original role, every singer's chance at immortality. When one is finally offered to her, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her, one wants to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all. As she mines her memories for clues, she recalls her life as an orphan who left the American frontier for Europe and was swept up into the glitzy, gritty world of Second Empire Paris. To survive, she transformed herself from hippodrome rider to courtesan, from empress' maid to debut singer, all the while weaving a complicated web of romance, obligation, and political intrigue. Featuring a cast of characters drawn from history, The Queen of the Night follows Lilliet as she moves closer to the truth behind the mysterious opera and the role that could secure her reputation-or destroy her with the secrets it reveals
Summary
With her distinctive "falcon" soprano, Lilliet Berne is the uncontested star of the Paris Opera. Only one accolade has thus far eluded her: the chance to originate a leading role, ensuring that she'll never be forgotten. Her wish comes true when she's presented with a libretto that alludes to the secrets of her past. Only four other people know the details of her early life, but which one of them betrayed her? As she tries to solve the mystery, she reflects on the various parts she has played, beginning with her childhood on the Minnesota prairie and encompassing roles as a circus performer, as a servant to Empress Eugénie, and as a celebrated courtesan. As lush and dramatic as the theatrical world it depicts, this sweeping novel brings Belle Époque France to richly detailed life. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10467627
Cataloging source
BLACP
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Chee, Alexander
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3603.H44
LC item number
Q44 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Lisa Flanagan
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Flanagan, Lisa
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True
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  • Sopranos (Singers)
  • Operas
  • Paris (France)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Operas
  • Sopranos (Singers)
  • France
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the adventures of Lilliet Berne, La Generale hippodrome rider, grisette courtesan, soprano : a novel
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The queen of the night, Alexander Chee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
17 audio discs (19 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504701587
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781504701587
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPbtbf
  • Zbtbf
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504701563
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o927456057
  • (OCoLC)927456057
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The queen of the night, Alexander Chee
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from web page
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
17 audio discs (19 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504701587
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781504701587
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPbtbf
  • Zbtbf
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504701563
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o927456057
  • (OCoLC)927456057
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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