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The Resource The Boat People

The Boat People

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The Boat People
Title
The Boat People
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Summary
Globe and Mail bestseller, The Boat People is an extraordinary novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage only to face the threat of deportation amid accusations of terrorism When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lanka's bloody civil war reaches Vancouver's shores, the young father thinks he and his six-year-old son can finally start a new life. Instead, the group is thrown into a detention processing center, with government officials and news headlines speculating that among the "boat people" are members of a separatist militant organization responsible for countless suicide attacks—and that these terrorists now pose a threat to Canada's national security. As the refugees become subject to heavy interrogation, Mahindan begins to fear that a desperate act taken in Sri Lanka to fund their escape may now jeopardize his and his son's chance for asylum. Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan; his lawyer, Priya, a second-generation Sri Lankan Canadian who reluctantly represents the refugees; and Grace, a third-generation Japanese Canadian adjudicator who must decide Mahindan's fate as evidence mounts against him, The Boat People is a spellbinding and timely novel that provokes a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis
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Bala, Sharon
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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The Boat People
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:fd6335a1-1ee8-487a-b6e7-9ce35a1903ac
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385542302
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Boat People
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:fd6335a1-1ee8-487a-b6e7-9ce35a1903ac
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780385542302
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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