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The Resource Half gods, Akil Kumarasamy

Half gods, Akil Kumarasamy

Label
Half gods
Title
Half gods
Statement of responsibility
Akil Kumarasamy
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A startlingly beautiful debut, Half Gods brings together the exiled, the disappeared, the seekers. Following the fractured origins and destines of two brothers named after demigods from the ancient epic the Mahabharata, we meet a family struggling with the reverberations of the past in their lives. These ten interlinked stories redraw the map of our world in surprising ways: following an act of violence, a baby girl is renamed after a Hindu goddess but raised as a Muslim; a lonely butcher from Angola finds solace in a family of refugees in New Jersey; a gentle entomologist, in Sri Lanka, discovers unexpected reserves of courage while searching for his missing son. By turns heartbreaking and fiercely inventive, Half Gods reveals with sharp clarity the ways that parents, children, and friends act as unknowing mirrors to each other, revealing in their all-too human weaknesses, hopes, and sorrows a connection to the divine."--Amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kumarasamy, Akil
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.U5
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1988-
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  • 1988-
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  • 1988-
  • 1988-
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  • 1988-
  • 1988-
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  • Kumarasamy, Akil
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  • Kumarasamy, Akil
  • Kumarasamy, Akil
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  • Families
  • Short stories, American
  • Families
  • Short stories, American
Label
Half gods, Akil Kumarasamy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last prayer -- New world -- A story of happiness -- The office of missing persons -- When we were children -- Shade -- At the birthplace of sound -- Brown smurf -- The butcher -- Lifetime in flight
Control code
on1004918720
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780374167677
Lccn
2017047960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004918720
Label
Half gods, Akil Kumarasamy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Last prayer -- New world -- A story of happiness -- The office of missing persons -- When we were children -- Shade -- At the birthplace of sound -- Brown smurf -- The butcher -- Lifetime in flight
Control code
on1004918720
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780374167677
Lccn
2017047960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004918720

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