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The Resource From a low and quiet sea, Donal Ryan

From a low and quiet sea, Donal Ryan

Label
From a low and quiet sea
Title
From a low and quiet sea
Statement of responsibility
Donal Ryan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new moving novel of three men, each searching for something they have lost, from the award-winning and Man Booker nominated author Donal Ryan. For Farouk, family is all. He has protected his wife and daughter as best he can from the war and hatred that has torn Syria apart. If they stay, they will lose their freedom, will become lesser persons. If they flee, they will lose all they have known of home, for some intangible dream of refuge in some faraway land across the merciless sea. Lampy is distracted; he has too much going on in his small town life in Ireland. He has the city girl for a bit of fun, but she's not Chloe, and Chloe took his heart away when she left him. There's the secret his mother will never tell him. His granddad's little sniping jokes are getting on his wick. And on top of all that, he has a bus to drive; those old folks from the home can't wait all day. The game was always the lifeblood coursing through John's veins: manipulating people for his enjoyment, or his enrichment, or his spite. But it was never enough. The ghost of his beloved brother, and the bitter disappointment of his father, have shadowed him all his life. But now that lifeblood is slowing down, and he's not sure if God will listen to his pleas for forgiveness. Three men, searching for some version of home, their lives moving inexorably towards a reckoning that will draw them all together"--
Summary
Three men--Farouk, seeking to protect his family from the war in Syria; Lampy, reeling from his lover's desertion in Ireland; and John, tormented by his past--all search for some version of home as a powerful reckoning brings them all together
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Awards note
2018 Man Booker Prize.
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10684839
Cataloging source
VHEI
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1977-
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Ryan, Donal
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Men
  • Life change events
  • Families
  • Syria
  • Ireland
Target audience
adult
Label
From a low and quiet sea, Donal Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
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
000062136190
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781781620304
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030872942
Label
From a low and quiet sea, Donal Ryan
Publication
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
000062136190
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9781781620304
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030872942

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