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Bright lines, Tanwi Nandini Islam

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Bright lines
Title
Bright lines
Statement of responsibility
Tanwi Nandini Islam
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
" "Short-listed for the 2015 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize " " A Brooklyn-by-way-of-Bangladesh "Royal Tenenbaums." "The Denver Post" A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parents murder, and afflicted with hallucinations at dusk, she s always felt more at ease in nature than with people. She traveled from Bangladesh to Brooklyn to live with the Saleems: her uncle Anwar, aunt Hashi, and their beautiful daughter, Charu, her complete opposite. One summer, when Ella returns home from college, she discovers Charu s friend Maya an Islamic cleric s runaway daughter asleep in her bedroom. As the girls have a summer of clandestine adventure and sexual awakenings, Anwar owner of a popular botanical apothecary has his own secrets, threatening his thirty-year marriage. But when tragedy strikes, the Saleems find themselves blamed. To keep his family from unraveling, Anwar takes them on a fated trip to Bangladesh, to reckon with the past, their extended family, and each other."
Summary
A Bangladeshi orphan haunted by her parents' murders moves in with family members in Brooklyn until a fateful coming-of-age summer when her Islamic runaway cousin and she confront painful family secrets
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
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10435637
Cataloging source
DLC
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Islam, Tanwi Nandini
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Young women
  • Family life
Target audience
adult
Label
Bright lines, Tanwi Nandini Islam
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054512587
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780143123132
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015011851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906024387
Label
Bright lines, Tanwi Nandini Islam
Publication
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054512587
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9780143123132
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2015011851
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)906024387

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