The Resource Kid Moses : a novel, Mark R. Thornton, (overdrive ebook)

Kid Moses : a novel, Mark R. Thornton, (overdrive ebook)

Label
Kid Moses : a novel
Title
Kid Moses
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mark R. Thornton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This lean, raw, and surprising debut is a deeply moving and powerful story of Moses, a nine-year-old survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Moses longs for something outside the grim existence he has known. He and his friend Kioso hitch a ride out of the city on the back of a truck only to find themselves in the wilderness where their street wisdom no longer helps them as they encounter poisonous snakes, cruel jungle travelers, and a brutal shoot-out with elephant poachers. Separated from Kioso and on the verge of starvation, Moses is saved and sheltered by an unlikely cast of characters, including a prostitute, a crippled fruit vendor, and a hunter-gatherer. Unsentimental, honest, brutal, and lyrical, this hypnotically written book provides insight into the issues that affect modern Africa: the relationship between human beings and the wilderness, the needs of the displaced and the dispossessed, and the ties that bind us together
Title
Kid Moses
Creator
Summary
"This lean, raw, and surprising debut is a deeply moving and powerful story of Moses, a nine-year-old survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Moses longs for something outside the grim existence he has known. He and his friend Kioso hitch a ride out of the city on the back of a truck only to find themselves in the wilderness where their street wisdom no longer helps them as they encounter poisonous snakes, cruel jungle travelers, and a brutal shoot-out with elephant poachers. Separated from Kioso and on the verge of starvation, Moses is saved and sheltered by an unlikely cast of characters, including a prostitute, a crippled fruit vendor, and a hunter-gatherer. Unsentimental, honest, brutal, and lyrical, this hypnotically written book provides insight into the issues that affect modern Africa: the relationship between human beings and the wilderness, the needs of the displaced and the dispossessed, and the ties that bind us together. Mark Thornton uses the experiences of one unfortunate but resourceful child to juxtapose urban homelessness with societies found in the wild, showing that even in places of violence and indifference, human compassion can be found. "--
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2015
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10455450
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
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870
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
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Mark Thornton
Label
Kid Moses : a novel, Mark R. Thornton, (overdrive ebook)
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Publication
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn925291627
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781628726336
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
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.b14565328
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 840164
  • 90CCCE3E-D839-4AEC-AB4E-D2EA610BE0FA
System control number
(OCoLC)925291627

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