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The Resource Gravel Heart

Gravel Heart

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Gravel Heart
Title
Gravel Heart
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Summary
A powerful story of exile, migration, and betrayal, from the Booker Prize–shortlisted author of Paradise.Salim has always known that his father does not want him. Living with his parents and his adored Uncle Amir in a house full of secrets, he is a bookish child, a dreamer haunted by night terrors. It is the 1970s and Zanzibar is changing. Tourists arrive, the island's white sands obscuring the memory of recent conflict—the longed-for independence from British colonialism swiftly followed by bloody revolution. When his father moves out, retreating into disheveled introspection, Salim is confused and ashamed. His mother does not discuss the change, nor does she explain her absences with a strange man; silence is layered on silence. When glamorous Uncle Amir, now a senior diplomat, offers Salim an escape, the lonely teenager travels to London for college. But nothing has prepared him for the biting cold and seething crowds of this hostile city. Struggling to find a foothold, and to understand the darkness at the heart of his family, he must face devastating truths about those closest to him—and about love, sex and power. Evoking the immigrant experience with unsentimental precision and profound understanding, Gravel Heart is a powerfully affecting story of isolation, identity, belonging, and betrayal, and Abdulrazak Gurnah's most astonishing achievement
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Gurnah, Abdulrazak
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  • Literature
  • Fiction
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Gravel Heart
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:cb2c50ed-fb25-4997-ad71-508cf1e6d100
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781632868923
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Gravel Heart
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cb2c50ed-fb25-4997-ad71-508cf1e6d100
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781632868923
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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