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The Resource Birds without wings, Louis de Bernières, (electronic resource)

Birds without wings, Louis de Bernières, (electronic resource)

Label
Birds without wings
Title
Birds without wings
Statement of responsibility
Louis de Bernières
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his first novel since Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de BerniEres creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history. The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they write it in Greek letters. It's a place that has room for a professional blasphemer; where a brokenhearted aga finds solace in the arms of a Circassian courtesan who isn't Circassian at all; where a beautiful Christian girl named Philothei is engaged to a Muslim boy named Ibrahim. But all of this will change when Turkey enters the modern world. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, Birds Without Wings is an enchantment. From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
In a small town in Anatolia in the finals days of the Ottoman Empire, the lives of its inhabitants--Armenians, Christians, and Muslims--peacefully intertwine, until Mustafa Kemal, a powerful military leader, conscripts the young men of the village to battle the invading Western European forces during the Great War, and religious fanaticism and nationalism destroy the peace.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2005.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2004.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
128927
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
De Bernières, Louis
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.E132
LC item number
B57 2004eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Islam
  • City and town life
  • Fathers and sons
  • Soldiers
  • Fiction
  • Gallipoli Peninsula (Turkey)
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Label
Birds without wings, Louis de Bernières, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (630 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307424990
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c8327af9-5a7a-47b2-b8ec-4b4dad5c7318
Publisher number
EB00170078
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2038608
  • (OCoLC)701052713
  • (OCoLC)ocn701052713
  • 2038608
Label
Birds without wings, Louis de Bernières, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (630 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307424990
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c8327af9-5a7a-47b2-b8ec-4b4dad5c7318
Publisher number
EB00170078
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • 2038608
  • (OCoLC)701052713
  • (OCoLC)ocn701052713
  • 2038608

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