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Thirty girls, Susan Minot

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Thirty girls
Title
Thirty girls
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Susan Minot
Title variation
30 girls
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Lord's Resistance Army, led by warlord Joseph Kony, has terrorised northern Uganda for years, mutilating and murdering people as they raid villages, kidnapping and raping children to expand Kony's 'family'. This is the fate in store for Esther. She is one of 139 students abducted from St Mary's School. When their headmistress tracks them down she must accept a dreadful bargain; most of the girls will be released, only if thirty remain with the rebels. Esther is one of the thirty. And eventually she will have to learn to live with all she has seen and done to survive. Jane is an American writer, observing the glamour of Kenyan ex-pat life while she waits for transport to the border. She has come to write about what's happening to Uganda's children. But her fragile emotional state will be sorely tried by her experiences. In unflinching prose, Minot gives us razor-sharp portraits of two women struggling to wrest meaning from events that test them both in unimaginable ways. Intense and stunningly evocative, 'Thirty Girls' is Minot's most ambitious novel yet
Summary
Forced to witness and commit unspeakable atrocities after being abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army, Ugandan teen Esther struggles to survive and escape before crossing paths with Jane, an American journalist who has traveled to Africa in the hopes of advocating on behalf of children like Esther
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Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10262473
Cataloging source
DLC
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Minot, Susan
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Women journalists
  • Young women
  • Schools
  • Kidnapping
  • Women
  • Women journalists
  • Young women
  • Abduction
  • Africa
  • Uganda
Target audience
adult
Label
Thirty girls, Susan Minot
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052712702
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9780007148141
Lccn
2013009708
System control number
(OCoLC)874937264
Label
Thirty girls, Susan Minot
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052712702
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
309 p.
Isbn
9780007148141
Lccn
2013009708
System control number
(OCoLC)874937264

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