Coverart for item
The Resource Refuge : a novel, Dina Nayeri

Refuge : a novel, Dina Nayeri

Label
Refuge : a novel
Title
Refuge
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Dina Nayeri
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration and the contemporary refugee experience. An Iranian girl escapes to America as a child, but her father stays behind. Over twenty years, as she transforms from confused immigrant to overachieving Westerner to sophisticated European transplant, daughter and father know each other only from their visits: four crucial visits over two decades, each in a different international city. The longer they are apart, the more their lives diverge, but also the more each comes to need the other's wisdom and, ultimately, rescue. Meanwhile, refugees of all nationalities are flowing into Europe under troubling conditions. Wanting to help, but also looking for a lost sense of home, our grown-up transplant finds herself quickly entranced by a world that is at once everything she has missed and nothing that she has ever known. Will her immersion in the lives of these new refugees allow her the grace to save her father? Refuge charts the deeply moving lifetime relationship between a father and a daughter, seen through the prism of global immigration. Beautifully written, full of insight, charm, and humour, the novel subtly exposes the parts of ourselves that get left behind in the wake of diaspora and ultimately asks: Must home always be a physical place, or can we find it in another person?
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nayeri, Dina
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Culture conflict
  • Refugees
Target audience
adult
Label
Refuge : a novel, Dina Nayeri
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
000060578719
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780735219380
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960741723
Label
Refuge : a novel, Dina Nayeri
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
000060578719
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780735219380
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)960741723

Library Locations

    • Margaret Martin LibraryBorrow it
      Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre , Randwick, NSW, 2031, AU
      -33.9151421 151.2408898
Processing Feedback ...