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The Resource Lost children archive, Valeria Luiselli

Lost children archive, Valeria Luiselli

Label
Lost children archive
Title
Lost children archive
Statement of responsibility
Valeria Luiselli
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the two-time NBCC Finalist, a fiercely imaginative novel about a family's summer road trip across America--a journey that, with breathtaking imagery, spare lyricism, and profound humanity, probes the nature of justice and equality in America today. A mother and father set out with their kids from New York to Arizona. In their used Volvo--and with their ten-year-old son trying out his new Polaroid camera--the family is heading for the Apacheria: the region the Apaches once called home, and where the ghosts of Geronimo and Cochise might still linger. The father, a sound documentarist, hopes to gather an "inventory of echoes" from this historic, mythic place. The mother, a radio journalist, becomes consumed by the news she hears on the car radio, about the thousands of children trying to reach America but getting stranded at the southern border, held in detention centers, or being sent back to their homelands, to an unknown fate. But as the family drives farther west--through Virginia to Tennessee, across Oklahoma and Texas--we sense they are on the brink of a crisis of their own. A fissure is growing between the parents, one the children can feel beneath their feet. They are led, inexorably, to a grand, unforgettable adventure--both in the harsh desert landscape and within the chambers of their own imaginations. Told through the voices of the mother and her son, as well as through a stunning tapestry of collected texts and images--including prior stories of migration and displacement--Lost Children Archive is a story of how we document our experiences, and how we remember the things that matter to us the most. Blending the personal and the political with astonishing empathy, it is a powerful, wholly original work of fiction: exquisite, provocative, and deeply moving"--
Summary
A novel about a family of four, on the cusp of fracture, who take a trip across America--a story told through varying points of view, and including archival documents and photographs
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2020.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2020.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2019.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2019
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755020
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luiselli, Valeria
Dewey number
863/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ7298.422.U37
LC item number
L67 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Apache Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Families
  • Missing children
Target audience
adult
Label
Lost children archive, Valeria Luiselli
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780525520610
Lccn
2018018390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1083761222
  • (OCoLC)1083761222
Label
Lost children archive, Valeria Luiselli
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780525520610
Lccn
2018018390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • on1083761222
  • (OCoLC)1083761222

Library Locations

    • James City County LibraryBorrow it
      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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