The Resource What strange paradise, Omar El Akkad, (large print)

What strange paradise, Omar El Akkad, (large print)

Label
What strange paradise
Title
What strange paradise
Statement of responsibility
Omar El Akkad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another over-filled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers: Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians, all of them desperate to escape untenable lives in their homelands. And only one has made the passage: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who has the good fortune to fall into the hands not of the officials but of Vanna: a teenage girl, native to the island, who lives inside her own sense of homelessness in a place and among people she has come to disdain. And though she and the boy are complete strangers, though they don't speak a common language, she determines to do whatever it takes to save him. In alternating chapters, we learn the story of the boy's life and how he came to be on the boat; and we follow the girl and boy as they make their way toward a vision of safety. But as the novel unfurls, we begin to understand that this is not merely the story of two children finding their way through a hostile world, it is the story of our collective moment in this time: of empathy and indifference, of hope and despair-- and of the way each of those things can blind us to reality, or guide us to a better one
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
El Akkad, Omar
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Refugee children
  • Shipwreck survival
  • Teenage girls
  • Emigration and immigration
Target audience
adult
Label
What strange paradise, Omar El Akkad, (large print)
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
257 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593396575
Lccn
bl2021018590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
What strange paradise, Omar El Akkad, (large print)
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
257 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593396575
Lccn
bl2021018590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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