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The Resource Lucky boy : a novel, Shanthi Sekaran, (sound recording)

Lucky boy : a novel, Shanthi Sekaran, (sound recording)

Label
Lucky boy : a novel
Title
Lucky boy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Shanthi Sekaran
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A heart-wrenching novel that gives voice to two mothers: a young undocumented Mexican woman and an Indian-American wife whose love for one lucky boy will bind their fates together. Solimar Castro-Valdez is eighteen and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the US/Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin's doorstep in Berkeley, CA, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. But amid the uncertainty of new motherhood and her American identity, Soli learns that when you have just one precious possession, you guard it with your life. For Soli, motherhood becomes her dwelling and the boy at her breast her hearth. Kavya Reddy has always followed her heart, much to her parents' chagrin. A mostly contented chef at a UC Berkeley sorority house, the unexpected desire to have a child descends like a cyclone in Kavya's mid-thirties. When she can't get pregnant, this desire will test her marriage, it will test her sanity, and it will set Kavya and her husband, Rishi, on a collision course with Soli, when she is detained and her infant son comes under Kavya's care. As Kavya learns to be a mother--the singing, story-telling, inventor-of-the-universe kind of mother she fantasized about being--she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. Lucky Boy is an emotional journey that will leave you certain of the redemptive beauty of this world. There are no bad guys in this story, no single obvious hero. Sekaran has taken real life and applied it to fiction; the results are moving and revelatory"--
Assigning source
Adapted from container
Cataloging source
HRF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sekaran, Shanthi
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Soneela Nankani and Roxana Ortega
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nankani, Soneela
  • Ortega, Roxana
  • Random House Audio Publishing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Illegal aliens
  • Married women
  • Mexicans
  • Motherhood
  • Berkeley (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Lucky boy : a novel, Shanthi Sekaran, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Subtitle from disc label
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking."--container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky285203539
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
14 audio discs (approximately 16 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781524703028
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
ak 02/17
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6093
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lucky boy : a novel, Shanthi Sekaran, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Subtitle from disc label
  • Compact discs
  • "Tracks every 3 minutes for easy bookmarking."--container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky285203539
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
14 audio discs (approximately 16 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781524703028
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Note
ak 02/17
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 6093
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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