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The Resource The other Americans : a novel, Laila Lalami, (electronic resource)

The other Americans : a novel, Laila Lalami, (electronic resource)

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The other Americans : a novel
Title
The other Americans
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Laila Lalami
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor's Account, here is a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant-at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of American culture. Late one spring night, Driss Guerraoui, a Moroccan immigrant living in California, is walking across a darkened intersection when he is killed by a speeding car. The repercussions of his death bring together a diverse cast of characters: Guerraoui's daughter Nora, a jazz composer who returns to the small town in the Mojave she thought she'd left for good; his widow, Maryam, who still pines after her life in the old country; Efrain, an undocumented witness whose fear of deportation prevents him from coming forward; Jeremy, an old friend of Nora's and an Iraq War veteran; Coleman, a detective who is slowly discovering her son's secrets; Anderson, a neighbor trying to reconnect with his family; and the murdered man himself. As the characters-deeply divided by race, religion, and class-tell their stories, connections among them emerge, even as Driss's family confronts its secrets, a town faces its hypocrisies, and love, messy and unpredictable, is born
Summary
The suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant impacts the lives of a diverse cast of characters, including his jazz-composer daughter, an undocumented witness and an Iraqi War veteran. By the award-winning author of The Moor's Account
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technical information on music
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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10785714
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MdPfRBL
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1968-
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Lalami, Laila
Dewey number
813.6
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not applicable
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other
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Narrated by Mozhan Marno, P.J. Ochlan and Adenrele Ojo
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1980-
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  • Ojo, Adenrele
  • Ochlan, P. J.
  • Marnò, Mozhan
  • Books on Tape, Inc
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True
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  • Immigrant families
  • Family relationships
  • Hit-and-run accidents
  • Accident investigation
  • Immigration and emigration
  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Race relations
  • Fathers
  • Grief
  • Widows
  • Mothers and sons
  • Life change events
  • Mojave Desert
  • California
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
The other Americans : a novel, Laila Lalami, (electronic resource)
Link
https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781984846549
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (10 hr., 45 min.)
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9781984846549
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Z100142125
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
System control number
  • rbdZ100142125
  • (OCoLC)1091276635
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
The other Americans : a novel, Laila Lalami, (electronic resource)
Link
https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781984846549
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (10 hr., 45 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781984846549
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z100142125
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • rbdZ100142125
  • (OCoLC)1091276635
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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