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The Resource These Are the Names

These Are the Names

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These Are the Names
Title
These Are the Names
Statement of responsibility
Tommy Wieringa
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A border town on the steppe. A small group of emaciated and feral refugees appears out of nowhere, spreading fear and panic in the town. When police commissioner Pontus Beg orders their arrest, evidence of a murder is found in their luggage. As he begins to unravel the history of their hellish journey, it becomes increasingly intertwined with the search for his own origins that he has embarked upon. Now he becomes the group's inquisitor...and, finally, something like their saviour.Beg's likeability as a character and his dry-eyed musings considering the nature of religion keep the reader pinned to the page from the start. At the same time, the apocalyptic atmosphere of the group's exodus across the steppes becomes increasingly vivid and laden with meaning as the novel proceeds, in seeming synchronicity with the development of Beg's character.With a rare blend of humour and wisdom, Tommy Wieringa links man's dark nature with the question of who we are and whether redemption is possible
Member of
Summary
A group of wandering Eurasian refugees, trying to survive, have a fateful encounter with a policeman who is investigating the murder of a rabbi, one of the two last remaining Jews in his town
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10430203
Cataloging source
NOV
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1967-
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  • Wieringa, Tommy
  • Garrett, Sam
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Garrett, Sam
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
These Are the Names
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:a30afb97-c199-45ee-982a-7a3dfea12212
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113662
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
These Are the Names
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a30afb97-c199-45ee-982a-7a3dfea12212
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113662
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
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