The Resource In the country : stories, Mia Alvar

In the country : stories, Mia Alvar

Label
In the country : stories
Title
In the country
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Mia Alvar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A powerful, globe-trotting debut short-story collection from an exciting new writer--vivid, character-driven stories about Filipinos from every walk of life. Mia Alvar's stunning debut gives us a vivid, insightful picture of the Filipino diaspora: exiles and emigrants and wanderers uprooting their families to begin new lives in the Middle East and America--and, sometimes, turning back. One man smuggles drugs from his pharmacy in New York to Manila for his ailing father, only to discover an alarming truth about his mother. A woman living in Bahrain faces a challenge that compels her to question her marriage. A college student in Manila struggling to write fiction knows that her brother, who has gone abroad to make money, is the one living a life that stories are made of. The novella-length title story follows the unexpected fates of a journalist and a nurse during the 1970s labor strikes in Manila. Exploring the universal experience of loss, displacement, and the longing to connect across borders both real and imagined, In the Country speaks to the heart of everyone who has ever searched for a place to call home"--
Member of
Summary
"Exploring the universal experience of loss, displacement, and the longing to connect across borders both real and imagined, In the Country speaks to the heart of everyone who has ever searched for a place to call home"--
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10416098
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alvar, Mia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Filipinos
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Filipinos
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
In the country : stories, Mia Alvar
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
Contents
  • In the country
  • The kontrabida
  • The miracle worker
  • Legends of the white lady
  • Shadow families
  • The Virgin of Monte Ramon
  • Esmeralda
  • Old girl
  • A contract overseas
Control code
ocn891324469
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780385352819
Lccn
2014036940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891324469
Label
In the country : stories, Mia Alvar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the country
  • The kontrabida
  • The miracle worker
  • Legends of the white lady
  • Shadow families
  • The Virgin of Monte Ramon
  • Esmeralda
  • Old girl
  • A contract overseas
Control code
ocn891324469
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780385352819
Lccn
2014036940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)891324469

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