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The Resource Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, Shyam Selvadurai, (electronic resource)

Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, Shyam Selvadurai, (electronic resource)

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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea
Title
Swimming in the Monsoon Sea
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Shyam Selvadurai
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Language
eng
Summary
Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2005, (Children's Literature, Text) The setting is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it is the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is caught up in the life of the cheerful, well-to-do household in which he is being raised by his vibrant Auntie Bundle and kindly Uncle Lucky. He tries not to think of his life "before," when his doting mother was still alive. Amrith's holiday plans seem unpromising: he wants to appear in his school's production of Othello and he is learning to type at Uncle Lucky's tropical fish business. Then, like an unexpected monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith's ordered life is storm-tossed. He finds himself falling in love with the Canadian boy. Othello, with its powerful theme of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama in which Amrith finds himself immersed. Shyam Selvadurai's brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In this, his first young adult novel, he explores first love with clarity, humor, and compassion
Summary
Although life for fourteen-year-old Amrith in 1980 Sri Lanka seems rather uneventful and orderly, things change in a hurry when his male cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith finds himself completely enamored with his new visitor
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Award
  • Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, 2006.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Young Adult/Children, 2005.
  • Rainbow List, 2008.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2007
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139130
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DLC
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1965-
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Selvadurai, Shyam
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Target audience
adolescent
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Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, Shyam Selvadurai, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781551997209
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a9a75976-e05b-47ca-865b-1a92358a46b3
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
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Label
Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, Shyam Selvadurai, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781551997209
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
a9a75976-e05b-47ca-865b-1a92358a46b3
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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