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The Resource Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Label
Harraga
Title
Harraga
Statement of responsibility
Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two women, a lonely, unmarried pediatrician and a spontaneous, pregnant 16 year-old teenager, forge a strong, unlikely emotional bond after a short time living together in a crumbling mansion in the slums of Algiers
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Summary
In a crumbling colonial mansion besieged by slums in the old quarter of Algiers, Lamia lives a life of self-imposed isolation, communing only with her ghosts by night, working as a paediatrician by day. Her family are dead, but for her beloved brother Sofiane, who has become a harraga - one of those who risk their lives attempting to flee the country for a better life in Europe/elsewhere. Lamia's tranquil, ordered existence is turned upside-down when a sixteen-year-old stranger knocks on her door in the middle of the night. Only because she has been sent by Sofiane, Lamia takes the girl in. Pregnant, unmarried and dressed in garish finery like an X-Factor contestant, Cherifa is talkative, curiously innocent, and utterly unafraid. She enters the house like a whirlwind, and leaves a trail of destruction in her wake. Lamia must try to teach her, to protect her against a world where a woman who is not meek, subservient, married is an affront; where a girl who is pregnant can be killed to spare her family's honour.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10406107
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781620402245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn879582674
Label
Harraga, Boualem Sansal ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781620402245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn879582674

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