The Resource Darwin's ghosts : a novel, Ariel Dorfman

Darwin's ghosts : a novel, Ariel Dorfman

Label
Darwin's ghosts : a novel
Title
Darwin's ghosts
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ariel Dorfman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of Death and the Maiden and other works that explore relations of power in the postcolonial world, comes the story of a man whose distant past comes to haunt him, leading him to uncover his ancestors' involvement in the sordid story behind 19th century human zoos in Europe. On Fitzroy Foster's fourteenth birthday on September 11th, 1981, he receives an unexpected and unwelcome gift: as his father snaps his picture with a Polaroid, another person's image appears in the photo. Fitzroy, together with his feisty childhood sweetheart, sets out on a voyage to discover this stranger's identity, in a journey that will take him into the darkest past of his own family history and on an epic sea adventure. In order to recover his own identity, he must unearth the forgotten stories of indigenous men, women, and children who were stolen from their homes and paraded around 19th century Europe like circus monkeys. Seamlessly weaving fact and fiction, Darwin's Ghosts is a poignant, mournful cry for those whose travails have been long forgotten, and a lesson in the power of empathy and memory, and the value of forgiveness
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dorfman, Ariel
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9309.9.D67
LC item number
D37 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voyages and travels
  • Family secrets
  • Images, Photographic
  • Apparitions
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Human zoos
  • Imperialism
Label
Darwin's ghosts : a novel, Ariel Dorfman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781609808242
Lccn
2018002021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn993646159
  • (OCoLC)993646159
Label
Darwin's ghosts : a novel, Ariel Dorfman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781609808242
Lccn
2018002021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn993646159
  • (OCoLC)993646159

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