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The dragonfly sea, a novel by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Label
The dragonfly sea
Title
The dragonfly sea
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vibrant, stunningly global novel about a young woman struggling to find her place--a poignant exploration of fate, mortality, love, and loss. On the small island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya, lives a girl named Ayaana. She is solitary and stubborn--she and her mother, Munira, are outcasts from the insular local society--and her kitten is her main companion. When a wizened sailor named Muhidin, also an outsider, enters their lives, Ayaana receives what she has long hoped for: a father. But this makeshift family's happiness crumbles as Ayaana grows into adulthood and the threats against her begin to mount: from an Islamic extremist, from the black-clad strangers who kidnap Muhidin's son, from a human trafficker, from the simmering resentments of those around her. So when a contingent of cultural emissaries from China invite Ayaana abroad, she embarks on a dramatic ship's journey to the Far East, where she will make friends and enemies; be seduced by the mercurial scion of a powerful Turkish business family; be initiated into a world of intrigue and passion and high stakes; and, at last, find understanding where she least expects it. Her one constant remains her devotion to the sea, which pulls her across the globe in search of a place where she can love and be loved. The Dragonfly Sea is a transcendent, gloriously told story of adventure, fraught choices, and of the inexorable need for shelter in a dangerous world"--
Summary
Ayaana embarks from Pate, off the coast of Kenya, on a dramatic ship's journey to the Far East, where she will discover friends and enemies; be seduced by the charming but unreliable scion of a powerful Turkish business family; reclaim her devotion to the sea; and come to find her own tenuous place amid a landscape of beauty and violence and surprising joy
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10763023
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9381.9.O98
LC item number
D73 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Kenya
  • Island life
  • Outcasts
  • Kenyans
  • China
  • Voyages and travels
Target audience
adult
Label
The dragonfly sea, a novel by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
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
489 pages
Isbn
9780451494047
Lccn
2018020711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
  • on1037888169
  • (OCoLC)1037888169
Label
The dragonfly sea, a novel by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
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
489 pages
Isbn
9780451494047
Lccn
2018020711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
  • on1037888169
  • (OCoLC)1037888169

Library Locations

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