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The Resource Cousin K, Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito

Cousin K, Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito

Label
Cousin K
Title
Cousin K
Statement of responsibility
Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Such was the battle that raged between Cousin K and me: good done badly; evil done well. So relates the unnamed narrator of Cousin K as he launches into the sad tale of his childhood. With his father brutally killed as a traitor during Algeria's war of independence and his older brother an army officer far away, the young boy lives reclusively with his mother, an unfeeling woman who ignores him entirely. At fourteen he directs his thirst for affection toward his nine-year-old cousin, K, who has come to stay with his family for the summer. But so far from reciprocating his passionate regard for her, the little girl steals the affections of his mother and mocks and humiliates him resulting in his love becoming hopelessly entangled with hatred. Now, fate places a young woman in the narrator's path when he rescues her after a violent attack. From her he once more begs for the love that his mother and K always refused him, and her rejection revives the same hatred and illuminates the permanent emotional scars left on him from a lifetime of emotional neglect and derision, resulting in dire consequences
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khadra, Yasmina
Dewey number
843/.914
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
LC call number
PQ3989.2.K386
LC item number
C6813 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nicholson-Smith, Donald
  • Waters, Alyson
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mother and child
  • Cousins
  • Memory
Label
Cousin K, Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"French voices."
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
85 p.
Isbn
9780803234932
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035995
System control number
  • ocn811239000
  • (OCoLC)811239000
Label
Cousin K, Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito
Publication
Note
"French voices."
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
85 p.
Isbn
9780803234932
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012035995
System control number
  • ocn811239000
  • (OCoLC)811239000

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