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The Resource The bones of grace : a novel, Tahmima Anam

The bones of grace : a novel, Tahmima Anam

Label
The bones of grace : a novel
Title
The bones of grace
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tahmima Anam
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the award-winning, nationally bestselling author of A Golden Age and The Good Muslim comes a lyrical, deeply moving modern love story about belonging, migration, tragedy, survival, and the mysteries of origins. On the eve of her departure to find the bones of the walking whale--the fossil that provides a missing link in our evolution--Zubaida Haque falls in love with Elijah Strong, a man she meets in a darkened concert hall in Boston. Their connection is immediate and intense, despite their differences: Elijah belongs to a prototypical American family; Zubaida is the adopted daughter of a wealthy Bangladeshi family in Dhaka. When a twist of fate sends her back to her hometown, the inevitable force of society compels her to take a very different path: she marries her childhood best friend and settles into a traditional Bangladeshi life. While her family is pleased by her obedience, Zubaida seethes with discontent. Desperate to finally free herself from her familial constraints, she moves to Chittagong to work on a documentary film about the infamous beaches where ships are destroyed, and their remains salvaged by locals who depend on the goods for their survival. Among them is Anwar, a shipbreaker whose story holds a key that will unlock the mysteries of Zubaida's past--and the possibilities of a new life. As she witnesses a ship being torn down to its bones, this woman torn between the social mores of her two homes--Bangladesh and America--will be forced to strip away the vestiges of her own life. and make a choice from which she can never turn back"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anam, Tahmima
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6101.N32
LC item number
B66 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Self-realization in women
  • Culture conflict
Label
The bones of grace : a novel, Tahmima Anam
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
Control code
sky279722215
Dimensions
14 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
411 pages
Isbn
9780061478949
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016013384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 07/16
Label
The bones of grace : a novel, Tahmima Anam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky279722215
Dimensions
14 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
411 pages
Isbn
9780061478949
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016013384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
hn 07/16

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