The Resource Gravel heart, Abdulrazak Gurnah

Gravel heart, Abdulrazak Gurnah

Label
Gravel heart
Title
Gravel heart
Statement of responsibility
Abdulrazak Gurnah
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Salim has always known that his father does not want him. Living with his parents and his adored Uncle Amir in a house full of secrets, he is a bookish child, a dreamer haunted by night terrors. It is the 1970s and Zanzibar is changing. Tourists arrive, the island's white sands obscuring the memory of recent conflict--the longed-for independence from British colonialism swiftly followed by bloody revolution. When his father moves out, retreating into disheveled introspection, Salim is confused and ashamed. His mother does not discuss the change, nor does she explain her absences with a strange man; silence is layered on silence. When glamorous Uncle Amir, now a senior diplomat, offers Salim an escape, the lonely teenager travels to London for college. But nothing has prepared him for the biting cold and seething crowds of this hostile city. Struggling to find a foothold, and to understand the darkness at the heart of his family, he must face devastating truths about those closest to him--and about love, sex, and power. Evoking the immigrant experience with unsentimental precision and profound understanding, Gravel Heart is a powerfully affecting story of isolation, identity, belonging, and betrayal
Cataloging source
AZZPT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gurnah, Abdulrazak
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Tanzanians
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Immigrants
  • Absentee fathers
  • Zanzibar
  • Zanzibar
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Gravel heart, Abdulrazak Gurnah
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
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781632868138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn981549263
  • (OCoLC)981549263
Label
Gravel heart, Abdulrazak Gurnah
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
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781632868138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn981549263
  • (OCoLC)981549263

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