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The Resource Mama Tandoori, Ernest Van der Kwast ; translated from Dutch by Laura Vroomen

Mama Tandoori, Ernest Van der Kwast ; translated from Dutch by Laura Vroomen

Label
Mama Tandoori
Title
Mama Tandoori
Statement of responsibility
Ernest Van der Kwast ; translated from Dutch by Laura Vroomen
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Ernest van der Kwast's childhood is peopled by an array of colourful characters: from his strait-laced Dutch father, to Bollywood star Uncle Sharma, to talented heptathlete Aunt Jasleen. But it is his overbearing yet loving Indian mother who is at the centre of this big-hearted, hilarious family saga. Veena van der Kwast is a woman with an iron will, hilarious directness, and a talent for haggling. When she is armed with her trusty rolling pin, every man she meets is eventually beaten to submission especially her husband and three sons. Intriguing, surprising, and moving in equal measure, this novel inspired by a very unusual family will make you smile from beginning to end
Summary
His father is positive- it's a girl. The birth announcement cards for Eva van der Kwast are at the printer. So when Ernest is born in Mumbai, India, in 1981, the consternation is immense. From that moment on, Ernest will have a fraught relationship with his parents. Ernest van der Kwast's breakout autobiographical novel-in-stories introduces us to the array of colourful and exuberant relatives that made up his childhood, from Bollywood star Uncle Sharma to talented heptathlete Aunt Jasleen. But it's van der Kwast's overbearing yet loving mother who's the beating heart of these stories- a woman with an iron will, hilarious directness, and, above all, an intense passion to protect her family. Intriguing, surprising, and tender, Mama Tandoori will make you smile from beginning to end.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10652301
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kwast, Ernest van der
Dewey number
839.3137
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from Dutch
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vroomen, Laura
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kwast, Ernest van der
  • Mothers
  • East Indians
  • Indian mothers
  • Racially mixed families
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Mama Tandoori, Ernest Van der Kwast ; translated from Dutch by Laura Vroomen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Dutch by De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam, 2010
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059876478
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781925322293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984736943
Label
Mama Tandoori, Ernest Van der Kwast ; translated from Dutch by Laura Vroomen
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Dutch by De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam, 2010
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059876478
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781925322293
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)984736943

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