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The Resource Swan dive, Brenda Hasiuk

Swan dive, Brenda Hasiuk

Label
Swan dive
Title
Swan dive
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Hasiuk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Refugees from the Bosnian War, Lazar's family flees the Siege of Sarajevo and arrives in Winnipeg in the early 1990s. Despite various mini dramas unfolding at home, the bitter cold and a strange city and country, Lazar manages to find a place for himself at school, largely by making friends with Elle, a sassy, outspoken girl who divides her time between living with her hoarder mother and her hippie father, Jimmy, who lives in British Columbia. But as two geeky loners, Elle and Lazar are happy in their own bubble of friendship, especially after they form a pop duo and dream of making it big on Star Search. Soon Lazar's desperate escape out of Sarajevo seems far away, even as the trauma of his broken homeland looms large with his family at home. Then Elle comes back from Vancouver after a summer at Jimmy's, and things are different. They're in high school, Elle has lost weight and blossomed into popularity, while Lazar remains small, skinny and forgettable. She seems to have forgotten all about their singing plans and starts spending time with a new kid, Ivan. Lazar is unmoored and filled with new longings--for Elle, for Ivan, for a sense that he belongs somewhere. His mother and older sisters worry about his health, that he's so thin, that he's not interested in sports, even though the doctors can't find anything wrong. And then, in an impulsive moment, Lazar tells Ivan that he's seriously ill. And with this one reckless lie he suddenly gets--and loses--everything he thought he wanted
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hasiuk, Brenda
Dewey number
jC813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.H37585
LC item number
Sw 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bosnians
  • Refugees
  • Immigrants
  • Friendship
  • Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Winnipeg (Man.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Swan dive, Brenda Hasiuk
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4644710
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
9781773061474
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
780188BE-1C7C-4A78-9F4A-E792BEAEAA42
System control number
  • on1080219278
  • (OCoLC)1080219278
Label
Swan dive, Brenda Hasiuk
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=4644710
Publication
Copyright
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
9781773061474
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
780188BE-1C7C-4A78-9F4A-E792BEAEAA42
System control number
  • on1080219278
  • (OCoLC)1080219278

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