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The Resource Cousin K, Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito

Cousin K, Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito

Label
Cousin K
Title
Cousin K
Statement of responsibility
Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
""Such was the battle that raged between Cousin K and me: good done badly; evil done well." So relates the unnamed narrator of Cousin K as he launches into the sad tale of his childhood. With his father brutally killed as a traitor during Algeria's war of independence and his older brother an army officer far away, the young boy lives reclusively with his mother, an unfeeling woman who ignores him entirely. At fourteen he directs his thirst for affection toward his nine-year-old cousin, K, who has come to stay with his family for the summer. But so far from reciprocating his passionate regard for her, the little girl steals the affections of his mother and mocks and humiliates him resulting in his love becoming hopelessly entangled with hatred. Now, fate places a young woman in the narrator's path when he rescues her after a violent attack. From her he once more begs for the love that his mother and K always refused him, and her rejection revives the same hatred and illuminates the permanent emotional scars left on him from a lifetime of emotional neglect and derision, resulting in dire consequences."--
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10175292
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DLC
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Khadra, Yasmina
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
Literary form
fiction
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1955-
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  • Nicholson-Smith, Donald
  • Waters, Alyson
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True
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Target audience
adult
Label
Cousin K, Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito
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Publication
Copyright
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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
950930
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
85 pages
Isbn
9780803234932
Lccn
2012035995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803234932
  • (OCoLC)811239000
Label
Cousin K, Yasmina Khadra ; translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith and Alyson Waters ; afterword by Robert Polito
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
950930
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
85 pages
Isbn
9780803234932
Lccn
2012035995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780803234932
  • (OCoLC)811239000

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