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The Resource Across the China Sea : a novel, Gaute Heivoll ; translated from the Norwegian by Nadia Christensen

Across the China Sea : a novel, Gaute Heivoll ; translated from the Norwegian by Nadia Christensen

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Across the China Sea : a novel
Title
Across the China Sea
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gaute Heivoll ; translated from the Norwegian by Nadia Christensen
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
"In the waning days of the German occupation of Norway, Karin and her husband move from Oslo to a tiny village in the south with their young son, the narrator. There they aim to live out their dream of caring for those who can't look after themselves. They have spent months building a modest house with rooms for patients, and it's soon filled with three adult men who are psychologically unstable--including Karin's uncle Josef, who suffered a head injury in a carriage accident--and five siblings whose parents have been declared unfit, and who are the subjects of much conversation in the village. This small and idiosyncratic community persists for nearly three decades. After his parents' deaths, the son returns to clean out this unusual home. The objects of his childhood retain a talisman-like power over him, and key objects--including an orange crate where he and his sister slept as infants, Josef's medal of honor, his mother's beloved piano, and many others--unlock vivid memories. In recounting the ways that the siblings both are and are not a part of his family, he reveals his special relationship with Ingrid, who cannot speak, and his sister's accidental death, which occurred when they were playing together, and its quiet yet tragic effects on the extended family. With warmth, gentle humor, and deep compassion, Gaute Heivoll portrays an unconventional family as it navigates an uncertain and often unkind world"--Amazon.com
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After his parents’ deaths, a man returns to his childhood home in Oslo, where they cared for the psychologically unstable toward the end of the German occupation of Norway
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578637
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
839.823/8
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Across the China Sea : a novel, Gaute Heivoll ; translated from the Norwegian by Nadia Christensen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Over det Kinesiske Hav
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965739567
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781555977849
Lccn
2017930110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965739567
Label
Across the China Sea : a novel, Gaute Heivoll ; translated from the Norwegian by Nadia Christensen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translation of: Over det Kinesiske Hav
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
ocn965739567
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781555977849
Lccn
2017930110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)965739567

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