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The Resource The Earth cries out, Bonnie Etherington

The Earth cries out, Bonnie Etherington

Label
The Earth cries out
Title
The Earth cries out
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Etherington
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After the accidental death of Ruth's five-year-old sister, their father decides that atonement and healing are in order, and that taking on aid work in a mountain village in Irian Jaya is the way to find it. It is the late 1990s, a time of civil unrest and suppression in the Indonesian province now known as West Papua. The family drops into what seems the middle of nowhere, where they experience a vibrant landscape, an ever-changing and disorientating world, and -- for Ruth -- new voices. While her parents find it a struggle to save themselves, let alone anyone else, Ruth seeks redemption in bearing witness to and passing on the stories of those who have been silenced -- even as she is haunted by questions about what it means to witness and who gets to survive
Summary
"After the accidental death of five-year-old Julia, Ruth’s father decides that atonement and healing are in order, and that taking on aid work in a mountain village of Irian Jaya is the way to find it. It is the late 1990s, a time of civil unrest and suppression in the Indonesian province now known as West Papua. While her parents find it a struggle to save themselves let alone anyone else, Ruth seeks redemption in bearing witness to and passing on the stories of those who have been silenced, even as she is haunted by questions about what it means to witness and who gets to survive"--Publisher information
Theme
Storyline
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Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560866
Cataloging source
YDX
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Etherington, Bonnie
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Death
  • Grief
  • Nineteen nineties
  • Families
  • Papua (Indonesia)
  • Papua Barat (Indonesia)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Earth cries out, Bonnie Etherington
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
000059632953
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780143770657
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974424298
Label
The Earth cries out, Bonnie Etherington
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
000059632953
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780143770657
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974424298

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