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The Resource The shadow king : a novel, Maaza Mengiste

The shadow king : a novel, Maaza Mengiste

Label
The shadow king : a novel
Title
The shadow king
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maaza Mengiste
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A brilliant novel, lyrically lifting history towards myth. It's also compulsively readable. I devoured it in two days." -- Salman Rushdie
  • With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid to Kidane and his wife Aster. Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. His initial kindness to Hirut shifts into cruelty when she resists his advances, and Hirut finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and rage. As the war begins in earnest, the Emperor goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope. Hirut helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms against the Italians. -- adapted from jacket
Summary
Tending the wounded when her nation is invaded by Mussolini, an orphaned servant in 1935 Ethiopia helps disguise a gentle peasant as their exiled emperor to rally her fellow women in the fight against fascism
Theme
Storyline
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2019
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10804748
Cataloging source
SINLB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mengiste, Maaza
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Ethiopia
Target audience
adult
Label
The shadow king : a novel, Maaza Mengiste
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066456445
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781838851392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1112903263
Label
The shadow king : a novel, Maaza Mengiste
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066456445
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9781838851392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1112903263

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