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The Resource Hullabaloo in the guava orchard, Kiran Desai

Hullabaloo in the guava orchard, Kiran Desai

Label
Hullabaloo in the guava orchard
Title
Hullabaloo in the guava orchard
Statement of responsibility
Kiran Desai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fired from his job, the good-for-nothing Indian postal clerk, Sampath Chawla, 20, climbs a guava tree in search of contemplation and becomes a famous holy man. All of which proves his grandmother's point that the world is round and what goes downhill often emerges on top at the other end. A first novel
Summary
Sampath Chawla was born in a time of drought that ended with a vengeance the night of his birth. All signs being auspicious, the villagers triumphantly assured Sampath's proud parents that their son was destined for greatness. Twenty years of failure later, that unfortunately does not appear to be the case. Until Sampath climbs a guava tree in search of a life of peaceful contemplation - and becomes unexpectedly famous as a hermit.
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Betty Trask Award, 1998.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1998.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
001957
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Desai, Kiran
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sadhus
  • India
  • Sadhus
  • India
Target audience
adult
Label
Hullabaloo in the guava orchard, Kiran Desai
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm38079225
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
209 p.
Isbn
9780871137111
Lccn
97051148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)38079225
Label
Hullabaloo in the guava orchard, Kiran Desai
Publication
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
ocm38079225
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
209 p.
Isbn
9780871137111
Lccn
97051148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)38079225

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