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The Resource Carnival, Rawi Hage

Carnival, Rawi Hage

Label
Carnival
Title
Carnival
Statement of responsibility
Rawi Hage
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fly is a taxi driver in a crime-ridden apocalyptic metropolis. Raised in the circus, Fly sees everything, taking in all of the city's carnivalesque beauty and ugliness as he roves through its dizzying streets in his taxi. Fly is a reader, too, his tiny apartment filled with books. His best friend is Otto, a political activist who's in and out of gaols and asylums. One night Fly meets Mary, a book-loving passenger with a domineering husband. So begins a romance that is, for Fly, a brief glimmer of light amid the shadows and grit of the Carnival city. Along with Otto and Mary, Fly introduces us to madmen and revolutionaries, magicians and prostitutes as he picks them up and drops them off, travelling through a nightmarish town that is--we can't help but notice--a parable for our own debauched, unjust world.--From publisher description
Summary
It's Carnival time in the city, and Fly, the taxi-driving son of a trapeze artist and a flying-carpet man, encounters criminals, prostitutes, madmen, magicians, clowns, revolutionaries and ordinary people.
Theme
Tone
Award
Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards, Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, 2012.
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10148128
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hage, Rawi
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Interpersonal relations
  • Relationships
  • Taxicab drivers
Target audience
adult
Label
Carnival, Rawi Hage
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051732291
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241146033
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)824725057
Label
Carnival, Rawi Hage
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051732291
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241146033
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)824725057

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