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The Resource A spare life, Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer

A spare life, Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer

Label
A spare life
Title
A spare life
Statement of responsibility
Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1984, twelve-year-old Zlata and Srebra are twin girls growing up in communist Skopje, Yugoslavia. They are like that of young girls anywhere, despite one vast difference --the twins are conjoined at their heads. As young adults, their lives are thrown into crisis when an incident threatens to destroy their sisterly bond. They fly to London, determined to be surgically separated, but will this dangerous procedure free them, or only more tightly ensnare them?
Summary
Zlata and Srebra are 12-year-old twins conjoined at the head. It is 1984 and they live in Skopje, which will one day be the capital of Macedonia but is currently a part of Yugoslavia and trapped behind the Iron Curtain.A Spare Life tells the story of their childhood, from their only friend Roze to their neighbor Bogdan, so poor that he one day must eat his pet rabbit. Treated as freaks and outcasts -- even by their own family -- the twins just want to be normal girls. But after an incident that almost destroys their bond as sisters, they fly to London, determined to be surgically separated. Will this be their liberation, or only more tightly ensnare them?
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10534688
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1971-
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Dimkovska, Lidija
Dewey number
891.8/19
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Kramer, Christine E.
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True
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  • Conjoined twins
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Communism
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Communism
  • Conjoined twins
  • Families
  • Europe
  • Yugoslavia
Target audience
adult
Label
A spare life, Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn935988513
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
490 pages
Isbn
9781931883559
Lccn
2016938372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)935988513
Label
A spare life, Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn935988513
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
490 pages
Isbn
9781931883559
Lccn
2016938372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)935988513

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