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The Resource A Distant Shore, Caryl Phillips, (electronic resource)

A Distant Shore, Caryl Phillips, (electronic resource)

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A Distant Shore
Title
A Distant Shore
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Caryl Phillips
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eng
Summary
Dorothy is a retired schoolteacher who has recently moved to a housing estate in a small village. Solomon is a night-watchman, an immigrant from an unnamed country in Africa. Each is desperate for love. And yet each harbors secrets that may make attaining it impossible. With breathtaking assurance and compassion, Caryl Phillips retraces the paths that lead Dorothy and Solomon to their meeting point: her failed marriage and ruinous obsession with a younger man, the horrors he witnessed as a soldier in his disintegrating native land, and the cruelty he encounters as a stranger in his new one. Intimate and panoramic, measured and shattering, A Distant Shore charts the oceanic expanses that separate people from their homes, their hearts, and their selves. From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
Moving into a new bungalow in an English village, retired teacher Dorothy meets night watchman Solomon, an illegal immigrant, in a tale that recounts their experiences as solitary outsiders in a hostile world
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book, 2004.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best Book, 2004.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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Phillips, Caryl
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no index present
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fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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adult
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A Distant Shore, Caryl Phillips, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307424327
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1c35fcf0-605d-4b5f-8e91-99a0908e553b
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
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Label
A Distant Shore, Caryl Phillips, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307424327
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1c35fcf0-605d-4b5f-8e91-99a0908e553b
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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