The Resource In the shadow of the banyan, Vaddey Ratner

In the shadow of the banyan, Vaddey Ratner

Label
In the shadow of the banyan
Title
In the shadow of the banyan
Statement of responsibility
Vaddey Ratner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Told from the tender perspective of a young girl who comes of age amid the Cambodian killing fields, this novel is based on the author's personal story. For seven-year-old Raami, the shattering end of childhood begins with the footsteps of her father returning home in the early dawn hours bringing details of the civil war that has overwhelmed the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital. Soon the family's world of carefully guarded royal privilege is swept up in the chaos of revolution and forced exodus. Over the next four years, as she endures the deaths of family members, starvation, and brutal forced labor, Raami clings to the only remaining vestige of childhood, the mythical legends and poems told to her by her father. In a climate of systematic violence where memory is sickness and justification for execution, Raami fights for her improbable survival
Summary
Her life of privilege in Cambodia shattered by the outbreak of civil war on the streets of Phnom Penh, young Raami endures four years of loss, starvation, and brutal forced labor while clinging to memories of the legends and poems told to her by her father
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10129979
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ratner, Vaddey
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.A876
LC item number
I52 2012
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Refugees
  • Cambodia
Target audience
adult
Label
In the shadow of the banyan, Vaddey Ratner
Instantiates
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
866585
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781451657708
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011033320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451657708
  • (OCoLC)748941723
Label
In the shadow of the banyan, Vaddey Ratner
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
866585
Dimensions
cm
Extent
pages
Isbn
9781451657708
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011033320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781451657708
  • (OCoLC)748941723

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