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The Resource Borderlines, Michela Wrong

Borderlines, Michela Wrong

Label
Borderlines
Title
Borderlines
Statement of responsibility
Michela Wrong
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The debut novel by a British writer with nearly two decades of African experience - a compelling courtroom drama and a gritty, aromatic evocation of place, inspired by recent events. British lawyer Paula Shackleton is mourning a lost love when a small man in a lemon-coloured suit accosts her over breakfast in a Boston hotel. Winston Peabody represents the African state of North Darrar, embroiled in a border arbitration case with its giant neighbour. He needs help with the hearings in The Hague, Paula needs to forget the past. She flies to the state's capital determined to lose herself in work, but soon discovers that even jobs taken with the purest intentions can involve moral compromise. Taking testimony in scorching refugee camps, delving into the colonial past, she becomes increasingly uneasy about her role. Budding friendships with a scarred former rebel and an idealistic young doctor whittle away at her pose of sardonic indifference, until Paula finds herself taking a step no decent lawyer should ever contemplate. Michela Wrong has been writing about Africa for two decades. In this taut legal thriller, rich with the Horn of Africa's colours and aromas, she probes the motives underlying Western engagement with the continent, questioning the value of universal justice and exploring how history itself is forged. Above all her first novel is the story of a young woman's anguished quest for redemption
Cataloging source
QRML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wrong, Michela
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women lawyers
  • Lawyers
  • Africa
Target audience
general
Label
Borderlines, Michela Wrong
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
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
000055373734
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780008122980
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919074543
Label
Borderlines, Michela Wrong
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
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
000055373734
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9780008122980
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)919074543

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