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The Resource The Blue Notebook

The Blue Notebook

Label
The Blue Notebook
Title
The Blue Notebook
Statement of responsibility
by James Levine
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dear Reader:Every now and then, we come across a novel that moves us like no other, that seems like a miracle of the imagination, and that haunts us long after the book is closed. James Levine's The Blue Notebook is that kind of book. It is the story of Batuk, an Indian girl who is taken to Mumbai from the countryside and sold into prostitution by her father; the blue notebook is her diary, in which she recalls her early childhood, records her life on the Common Street, and makes up beautiful and fantastic tales about a silver-eyed leopard and a poor boy who fells a giant with a single gold coin. How did Levine, a British-born doctor at the Mayo Clinic, manage to conjure the voice of a fifteen-year-old female Indian prostitute? It all began, he told me, when, as part of his medical research, he was interviewing homeless children on a street in Mumbai known as the Street of Cages, where child prostitutes work. A young woman writing in a notebook outside her cage caught Levine's attention. The powerful image of a young prostitute engaged in the act of writing haunted him, and he himself began to write.The Blue Notebook brings us into the life of a young woman for whom stories are not just entertainment but a means of survival. Even as the novel humanizes and addresses the devastating global issue of child prostitution, it also delivers an inspiring message about the uplifting power of words and reading–a message that is so important to hold on to, especially in difficult times. Dr. Levine is donating all his U.S. proceeds from this book to help exploited children. Batuk's story can make a difference.Sincerely,Celina SpiegelPublisherFrom the Hardcover edition
Summary
Sold into sexual slavery as a young girl, fifteen-year-old Batuk spends her days in a cage on Mumbai's child-prostitute district while recording thoughts and stories in a diary
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Audio
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
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10293270
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
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1963-
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  • Levine, James A
  • Simhan, Meera
Dewey number
813.6
PerformerNote
Read by Meera Simhan
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Ingram Digital (Firm)
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Blue Notebook
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8d187a1d-fb91-4ed5-91ba-25668a2e4756
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not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781415963159
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The Blue Notebook
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8d187a1d-fb91-4ed5-91ba-25668a2e4756
Dimensions
not applicable
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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True
Isbn
9781415963159
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
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True
Special playback characteristics
unknown
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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not applicable
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not applicable

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