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The Resource Mama Tandoori

Mama Tandoori

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Mama Tandoori
Title
Mama Tandoori
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Ernest Van der Kwast ; translated from Dutch by Laura Vroomen
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Language
eng
Summary
'It wasn't uncommon in my childhood for roti to be off the menu, because the rolling pin was broken again.'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, and 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. 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.
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Cataloging source
ANL
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1981-
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  • van der Kwast, Ernest
  • Vroomen, Laura
Dewey number
839.3137
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Vroomen, Laura
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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Mama Tandoori
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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Isbn
9781925548334
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optical disk
Label
Mama Tandoori
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:abcef469-4ab8-434f-9022-3536d6babadf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925548334
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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