The Resource If you want to make God laugh, Bianca Marais

If you want to make God laugh, Bianca Marais

Label
If you want to make God laugh
Title
If you want to make God laugh
Statement of responsibility
Bianca Marais
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of Hum if You Don't Know the Words comes a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time, and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries. On the outskirts of Johannesburg, seventeen-year-old Zodwa Bambisa lives in desperate poverty in tiny metal shack in a squatter camp, under the shadowy threat of a civil war and a growing AIDS epidemic. Eight months pregnant with a child she does not want, Zodwa carefully guards secrets that could get her killed if discovered. Meanwhile, at a rural farm outside the city, estranged sisters Ruth and Delilah each face a personal crisis that sends them back to their childhood home to lick their wounds. They live together in an uneasy peace until the day that they find a newborn baby on their doorstep. Abandoned with only a blanket wrapped around him, the child will change everything for the sisters, upending what they believed about race, motherhood, and the power of the past. As the mystery surrounding the infant's discovery grows, Zodwa, Ruth, and Delilah become inextricably linked. What follows is a mesmerizing look at family, identity, and the lengths to which the human heart will go to protect itself and the ones it loves
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marais, Bianca
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.M3414
LC item number
I3 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apartheid
  • Pregnant teenagers
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Sisters
  • Motherhood
  • Homecoming
  • Poverty
  • Squatter settlements
  • Families
  • South Africa
Label
If you want to make God laugh, Bianca Marais
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780735219311
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018052506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • on1107253981
  • (OCoLC)1107253981
Label
If you want to make God laugh, Bianca Marais
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780735219311
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018052506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • on1107253981
  • (OCoLC)1107253981

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