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The Resource The atlas of reds and blues : a novel, Devi S. Laskar

The atlas of reds and blues : a novel, Devi S. Laskar

Label
The atlas of reds and blues : a novel
Title
The atlas of reds and blues
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Devi S. Laskar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a woman--known only as Mother--moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in a small Southern town. Despite the intervening decades, Mother is met with the same questions: Where are you from? No, where are you really from? The American-born daughter of Bengali immigrants, she finds that her answer-- Here --is never enough. Mother's simmering anger breaks through one morning, when, during a violent and unfounded police raid on her home, she finally refuses to be complacent. As she lies bleeding from a gunshot wound, her thoughts race from childhood games with her sister and visits to cousins in India, to her time in the newsroom before having her three daughters, to the early days of her relationship with a husband who now spends more time flying business class than at home. The Atlas of Reds and Blues grapples with the complexities of the second-generation American experience, what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, and a sister, a wife, and a mother to daughters in today's America
Summary
When a woman—known only as Mother—moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in a small Southern town
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Adult Fiction, 2020.
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10755009
Cataloging source
DLC
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Laskar, Devi S
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3612.A846
LC item number
A95 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Police shootings
  • Immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
The atlas of reds and blues : a novel, Devi S. Laskar
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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
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781640091535
Lccn
2018023436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035062690
  • (OCoLC)1035062690
Label
The atlas of reds and blues : a novel, Devi S. Laskar
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
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781640091535
Lccn
2018023436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1035062690
  • (OCoLC)1035062690

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