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An extraordinary destiny : a novel, Shekhar Paleja

Label
An extraordinary destiny : a novel
Title
An extraordinary destiny
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Shekhar Paleja
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1947 in Lahore, and the Sharma family is forced to flee their home during the violence of the Partition of India. As the train tracks measure the ever-growing distance between Varoon and his mother, who vanished during the panic to escape, the boy is thrust towards an uncertain future. Forty years later, Varoon's grown son, Anush, desperately tries to disentangle himself from his father's demands, which are mired in grief and whiskey. Compounding the pressure is an unusually auspicious kundali-a Vedic birth chart-which threatens to suffocate Anush with lofty expectations. But when he meets Nasreen, he feels he may finally be experiencing the incredible fate foretold. Until his father interferes and blocks his chance at true happiness. Threading artfully through three generations of an Indian family, An Extraordinary Destiny crafts an intricate narrative that reveals, in layers, how decades-old grief rooted in the trauma of history, and couched in familial duty and custom, threaten to sever the sacred connection between ancestors and descendants
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paleja, S. N
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • East Indians
  • Grief
  • Duty
  • Free will and determinism
  • India
Label
An extraordinary destiny : a novel, Shekhar Paleja
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3240200
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781927366608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F0FCB726-7584-4271-B046-06DEBA1EBEF4
System control number
  • ocn967788000
  • (OCoLC)967788000
Label
An extraordinary destiny : a novel, Shekhar Paleja
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3240200
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781927366608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F0FCB726-7584-4271-B046-06DEBA1EBEF4
System control number
  • ocn967788000
  • (OCoLC)967788000

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