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The Resource The Weight of Our Sky, Hanna Alkaf, (electronic resource)

The Weight of Our Sky, Hanna Alkaf, (electronic resource)

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The Weight of Our Sky
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The Weight of Our Sky
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Hanna Alkaf
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eng
Summary
A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical movie-going, Beatles-obsessed sixteen-year-old. Unlike most other sixteen-year-olds though, Mel also believes that she harbors a djinn inside her, one who threatens her with horrific images of her mother's death unless she adheres to an elaborate ritual of counting and tapping to keep him satisfied. A trip to the movies after school turns into a nightmare when the city erupts into violent race riots between the Chinese and the Malay. When gangsters come into the theater and hold movie-goers hostage, Mel, a Malay, is saved by a Chinese woman, but has to leave her best friend behind to die. On their journey through town, Mel sees for herself the devastation caused by the riots. In her village, a neighbor tells her that her mother, a nurse, was called in to help with the many bodies piling up at the hospital. Mel must survive on her own, with the help of a few kind strangers, until she finds her mother. But the djinn in her mind threatens her ability to cope
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Alkaf, Hanna
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  • Young Adult Fiction
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The Weight of Our Sky, Hanna Alkaf, (electronic resource)
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9781534426108
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Label
The Weight of Our Sky, Hanna Alkaf, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781534426108
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bb2d4eb8-12d7-4d44-ab84-447a89d1c082
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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