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The Resource Gravel heart, Abdulrazak Gurnah

Gravel heart, Abdulrazak Gurnah

Label
Gravel heart
Title
Gravel heart
Statement of responsibility
Abdulrazak Gurnah
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
MODERN & CONTEMPORARY FICTION (POST C 1945). Moving from revolutionary Zanzibar in the 1960s to restless London in the 1990s, Gravel Heart is a powerful story of exile, migration and betrayal, from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Paradise Salim has always believed that his father does not want him. Living with his parents and his adored Uncle Amir in a house full of secrets, he is a bookish child, a dreamer haunted by night terrors. It is the 1970s and Zanzibar is changing. Tourists arrive, the island's white sands obscuring the memory of recent conflict: longed-for independence from British colonialism swiftly followed by bloody revolution. When his father moves out, retreating into dishevelled introspection, Salim is confused and ashamed. His mother explains neither this nor her absences with a strange man; silence is layered on silence. When glamorous Uncle Amir, now a senior diplomat, offers Salim an escape, the lonely teenager travels to London for college
Cataloging source
WWBK
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1948-
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Gurnah, Abdulrazak
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Betrayal
  • Tanzanians
  • Zanzibar
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Gravel heart, Abdulrazak Gurnah
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
000059914198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781408881330
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957021310
Label
Gravel heart, Abdulrazak Gurnah
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
000059914198
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781408881330
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)957021310

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