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The Resource How to read the air, Dinaw Mengestu

How to read the air, Dinaw Mengestu

Label
How to read the air
Title
How to read the air
Statement of responsibility
Dinaw Mengestu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Leaving behind his marriage and job in New York, Jonas, the son of Ethiopian immigrants, sets out to retrace his mother and father's trip and weave together a family history that will take him from the war-torn Ethiopia of his parents' youth to his life in the America of today
Summary
Comprised of the chronicles of two physical journeys -- the original undertaken by two Ethiopian immigrants to the U.S. and retraced, 30 years later, by their emotionally numb son -- this tale of immigration and the consequences of imperfect communication will appeal to readers interested in the psychological toll taken by immigrating to a new country and culture. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
365211
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mengestu, Dinaw
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E487
LC item number
H69 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of immigrants
  • Ethiopians
Target audience
adult
Label
How to read the air, Dinaw Mengestu
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
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781594487705
Lccn
2010003045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 511611639
  • (OCoLC)511611639
Label
How to read the air, Dinaw Mengestu
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781594487705
Lccn
2010003045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 511611639
  • (OCoLC)511611639

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