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The Resource Older brother, Mahir Guven ; translated from the French by Tina Kover

Older brother, Mahir Guven ; translated from the French by Tina Kover

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Older brother
Title
Older brother
Statement of responsibility
Mahir Guven ; translated from the French by Tina Kover
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Older Brother is the poignant story of a Franco-Syrian family whose father and two sons try to integrate themselves into a society that doesn't offer them many opportunities. The father, an atheist communist who moved from Syria to France for his studies and stayed for love, has worked for decades driving a taxi to support his family. The eldest son is a driver for an app-based car service, which comically puts him at odds with his father, whose very livelihood is threatened by this new generation of disruptors. The younger son, shy and serious, works as a nurse in a French hospital. Jaded by the regular rejections he encounters in French society, he decides to join a Muslim humanitarian organization to help wounded civilians in the war in Syria. But when he stops sending news home, the silence begins to eat away at his father and brother who wonder what his real motivations were. When younger brother returns home, he has changed. Guven alternates between an ironic take on contemporary society and the gravity of terrorist threats. He explores with equal poignancy the lives of "Uberized" workers and actors in the global jihad"--Amazon.com
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Summary
An atheist communist from Syria who drives a taxi in France to support his family clashes with his older son, a driver for an app-based competitor, before his younger son returns from a Muslim humanitarian organization harboring terrorist sympathies
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Tone
Character
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10819528
Cataloging source
VDGV
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1986-
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Guven, Mahir
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Kover, Tina A.
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True
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  • Brothers
  • Jihad
  • Minority youth
  • Syrians
Target audience
adult
Label
Older brother, Mahir Guven ; translated from the French by Tina Kover
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as Grand frere by Editions Philippe Rey, France in 2017
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
000066217390
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781609455491
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609455491
  • (Sirsi) i9781609455491
  • (OCoLC)1089014954
Label
Older brother, Mahir Guven ; translated from the French by Tina Kover
Publication
Note
Originally published as Grand frere by Editions Philippe Rey, France in 2017
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
000066217390
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
255 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781609455491
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609455491
  • (Sirsi) i9781609455491
  • (OCoLC)1089014954

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