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The Resource Death is hard work : a novel, Khaled Khalifa ; translated by Leri Price

Death is hard work : a novel, Khaled Khalifa ; translated by Leri Price

Label
Death is hard work : a novel
Title
Death is hard work
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Khaled Khalifa ; translated by Leri Price
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
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Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Abdel Latif, an old man from the Aleppo region, dies peacefully in a hospital bed in Damascus. His final wish, conveyed to his youngest son, Bolbol, is to be buried in the family plot in their ancestral village of Anabiya. Though Abdel was hardly an ideal father, and though Bolbol is estranged from his siblings, this conscientious son persuades his older brother Hussein and his sister Fatima to accompany him and the body to Anabiya, which is--after all--only a two-hour drive from Damascus. There's only one problem: Their country is a war zone. With the landscape of their childhood now a labyrinth of competing armies whose actions are at once arbitrary and lethal, the siblings' decision to set aside their differences and honor their father's request quickly balloons from a minor commitment into an epic and life-threatening quest. Syria, however, is no longer a place for heroes, and the decisions the family must make along the way--as they find themselves captured and recaptured, interrogated, imprisoned, and bombed--will prove to have enormous consequences for all of them
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Summary
Draws on first-person experiences in the story of three siblings who set aside their differences and risk their lives during the Syrian civil war to honor their late father's final wishes
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Audio
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10773395
Cataloging source
RECBC
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1964-
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Khalīfah, Khālid
Dewey number
892.7/37
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Neil Shah
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1976-
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  • Price, Leri
  • Shah, Neil
  • HighBridge Audio (Firm)
  • Recorded Books, Inc
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True
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  • Families
  • Syria
  • Fathers
  • FICTION
  • Civil War (Syria : 2011- )
  • Fathers
  • Families
  • Syria
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Death is hard work : a novel, Khaled Khalifa ; translated by Leri Price
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  • Compact discs
  • Title from container
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089310278
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781684418633
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD43196
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089310278
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Death is hard work : a novel, Khaled Khalifa ; translated by Leri Price
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089310278
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781684418633
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD43196
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)1089310278
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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