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The Resource Djinn patrol on the purple line : a novel, Deepa Anappara

Djinn patrol on the purple line : a novel, Deepa Anappara

Label
Djinn patrol on the purple line : a novel
Title
Djinn patrol on the purple line
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Deepa Anappara
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on a true story--Nine-year-old Jai watches too many reality police shows, thinks he's smarter than his friend Pari (even though she gets the best grades), and considers himself to be a better boss than Faiz (even though Faiz is the one with a job). When a classmate goes missing, Jai decides to use the crime-solving skills he has picked up from TV to find him. He asks Pari and Faiz to be his assistants and together they draw up lists of people to interview and places to visit. But what begins as a game turns sinister as other children start disappearing from their neighborhood. Jai, Pari, and Faiz have to confront terrified parents, an indifferent police force, and their fears of soul-snatching djinns. As the disappearances edge ever closer to home, the lives of Jai and his friends will never be the same again. At times exuberant, at times heartbreaking, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line traces the unfolding of a tragedy while capturing the fierce warmth and resilience of a community forged in times of trouble"--
Summary
A 9-year-old reality-television enthusiast in India uses crime-show approaches to investigate the disappearance of a classmate, before additional abductions shatter life in his sprawling city home
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10843119
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anappara, Deepa
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child trafficking
  • Poor
  • Community life
  • Missing children
  • Children
  • Child detectives
  • Missing children
  • Friendship
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
Djinn patrol on the purple line : a novel, Deepa Anappara
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000066174502
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784743093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1100600233
Label
Djinn patrol on the purple line : a novel, Deepa Anappara
Publication
Copyright
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
000066174502
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781784743093
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1100600233

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