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The Resource A house called Askival, Merryn Glover

A house called Askival, Merryn Glover

Label
A house called Askival
Title
A house called Askival
Statement of responsibility
Merryn Glover
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James Connor is a man who, burdened with guilt following a tragic event in his youth, has dedicated his life to serving India. Ruth Connor is his estranged daughter who, as a teenager, always knew she came second to her father's missionary vocation and rebelled, with equally tragic consequences. After 24 years away, Ruth finally returns to Askival, the family home in Mussoorie, a hill station in the Northern State of Uttarakhand, to tend to her dying father. There she must face the past and confront her own burden of guilt if she is to cross the chasm that has grown between them. In this extraordinary and assured debut, Merryn Glover draws on her own upbringing as a child of missionary parents in South Asia to create this sensitive, complex, moving and epic journey through the sites, sounds and often violent history of India from Partition to the present day
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10388091
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glover, Merryn
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Father and child
  • Guilt
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
A house called Askival, Merryn Glover
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053053714
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781908754592
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
A house called Askival, Merryn Glover
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053053714
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781908754592
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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