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The Resource Bina : a novel in warnings, Anakana Schofield

Bina : a novel in warnings, Anakana Schofield

Label
Bina : a novel in warnings
Title
Bina
Title remainder
a novel in warnings
Statement of responsibility
Anakana Schofield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"My name is Bina and I'm a very busy woman. That's Bye-na, not Beena. I don't know who Beena is but I expect she's having a happy life. And I don't know who you are, or the state of your life. But if you've come this way to listen to me, your life will undoubtedly get worse. I'm here to warn you ..." So begins this self-declared "novel in warnings"--An unforgettable, riotous and heartbreaking tour de force. At its centre is Bina, a bracingly plain-spoken older Irishwoman who, we gradually learn, is under police surveillance for a crime considered so unspeakable and incendiary that she cannot refer to it directly upon threat of immediate arrest. As a last resort, Bina has taken to her bed to write out her own version of her story in a series of "warnings"--punctuated by occasional "remarkings"--the backs of old envelopes. Slowly, while Bina elliptically orbits around the events that led to her great crime, we piece together the poignant truth: at the heart of this book is a deliberate act of merciful euthanasia that brings with it an awful burden, one that an anguished Bina cannot bear to face. Through the voice of sharp-tongued Bina, an extremely challenged and challenging character who is also immensely endearing, Anakana Schofield filters a whole world, giving us a singular novel filled with light and dark, humour and sadness, love and rage
Cataloging source
MLSOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schofield, Anakana
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older women
  • Friendship
  • Violence in men
  • Ethics
  • Police questioning
Target audience
adult
Label
Bina : a novel in warnings, Anakana Schofield
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4414336
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
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
9780735273238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1306a02b-cd26-4b95-8587-c57a443c9618
System control number
(OCoLC)1080218180
Label
Bina : a novel in warnings, Anakana Schofield
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4414336
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
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
9780735273238
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1306a02b-cd26-4b95-8587-c57a443c9618
System control number
(OCoLC)1080218180

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