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Small days and nights, Tishani Doshi

Label
Small days and nights
Title
Small days and nights
Statement of responsibility
Tishani Doshi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Escaping her failing marriage, Grace has returned to Pondicherry to cremate her mother. Once there, she finds herself heir to an unexpected inheritance. First, there is the strange pink house, blue-shuttered, out on a spit of the wild beach, haunted by the rattle of fishermen in their catamarans. And then there is the sister she never knew she had: Lucia, who has spent her life in a residential facility. Soon Grace sets up a new and precarious life in this lush, melancholy wilderness, with Lucia, the village housekeeper Mallika, the drily witty Auntie Kavitha and an ever-multiplying litter of puppies. Here in Paramankeni, with its vacant bus stops colonised by flying foxes, its temples and step-wells shielded by canopies of teak and tamarind, where every dusk the fishermen line the beach smoking and mending their nets, Grace feels that she has come to the very end of the world. But Grace's attempts to play house prove first a struggle, then a strain, as she discovers the chaos, tenderness, fury and bewilderment of life with Lucia
Summary
Escaping her failing marriage, Grace has returned to Pondicherry to cremate her mother. Once there, she finds herself heir to an unexpected inheritance. First, there is the strange pink house, blue-shuttered, out on a spit of the wild beach, haunted by the rattle of fishermen in their catamarans. And then there is the sister she never knew she had: Lucia, who was born with Downs Syndrome and has spent her life in a residential facility.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775030
Cataloging source
NBLML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Doshi, Tishani
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Separated women
  • Down syndrome
  • Villages
  • Families
  • Mothers
  • Sisters
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Life change events
  • Puducherry (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
Small days and nights, Tishani Doshi
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
000065273794
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781526603746
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1100821346
Label
Small days and nights, Tishani Doshi
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
000065273794
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781526603746
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1100821346

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