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The Resource A bookshop in Algiers, Kaouther Adimi ; translated from the French by Chris Andrews

A bookshop in Algiers, Kaouther Adimi ; translated from the French by Chris Andrews

Label
A bookshop in Algiers
Title
A bookshop in Algiers
Statement of responsibility
Kaouther Adimi ; translated from the French by Chris Andrews
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A Bookshop in Algiers celebrates quixotic devotion and the love of books in the person of Edmond Charlot, who at the age of twenty founded Les Vraies Richesses (Our True Wealth), the famous Algerian bookstore/publishing house/lending library. He more than fulfilled its motto 'by the young, for the young', discovering the twenty-four-year-old Albert Camus in 1937. His entire archive was twice destroyed by the French colonial forces, but despite financial difficulties and the vicissitudes of wars and revolutions, Charlot carried forward Les Vraies Richesses as a cultural hub of Algiers. A Bookshop in Algiers interweaves Charlot's story with that of another twenty-year-old, Ryad, who is dispatched to the old shop in 2017 to empty it of books and repaint it. Ryad's no booklover, but old Abdallah, the bookshop's self-appointed, nearly illiterate guardian, opens the young man's mind. Cutting brilliantly from Charlot to Ryad, from the 1930s to current times, from WWII to the bloody 1961 Free Algeria demonstrations in Paris, Adimi delicately packs a monumental history of intense political drama into her swift and poignant novel. But most of all, it's a hymn to the book and to the love of books
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Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1986-
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Adimi, Kaouther
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Andrews, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charlot, Edmond
  • Charlot, Edmond
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Bookstores
  • Bookstores
  • Algiers (Algeria)
Target audience
adult
Label
A bookshop in Algiers, Kaouther Adimi ; translated from the French by Chris Andrews
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States of America in 2020 by New Directions as Our riches. Originally published in French as Nos richesses
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067027996
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781788164696
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1140134318
Label
A bookshop in Algiers, Kaouther Adimi ; translated from the French by Chris Andrews
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States of America in 2020 by New Directions as Our riches. Originally published in French as Nos richesses
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000067027996
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9781788164696
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1140134318

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