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The Resource The painted ocean, Gabriel Packard

The painted ocean, Gabriel Packard

Label
The painted ocean
Title
The painted ocean
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel Packard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When I was a little girl, my dad left me and my mum, and he never came back. And you're supposed to be gutted when that happens. But secretly I preferred it without him, cos it meant I had my mum completely to myself, without having to share her with anyone. And I sort of inherited all the affection she used to give to my dad - like he'd left it behind for me as a gift, to say sorry for deserting me So says eleven year old Shruti of her broken home in suburban middle England. But hopes of her mother's affection are in vain: speaking little English, and fluent in only Hindi and Punjabi, Shruti's mother is lost, and soon falls prey to family pressure to remarry. To find another husband means returning to India and leaving Shruti behind. Meanwhile at school a new arrival, the indomitable Meena, dispenses with Shruti's bullying problems and transforms her day to day life. Desperate for companionship Shruti latches on to Meena to the point of obsession, following her through high school and on to university. But when Meena invites Shruti to join her on holiday in India, she has no idea how dangerous her obsession will turn out to be..
Member of
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10629434
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Packard, Gabriel
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Age of Legends
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Friendship
  • East Indians
  • Relationship addiction
  • Female friendship
  • India
Label
The painted ocean, Gabriel Packard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback
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
000057094206
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9781472151162
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936374234
Label
The painted ocean, Gabriel Packard
Publication
Note
Hardback
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
000057094206
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
408 pages
Isbn
9781472151162
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)936374234

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