The Resource Kid Moses : a novel, Mark R. Thornton

Kid Moses : a novel, Mark R. Thornton

Label
Kid Moses : a novel
Title
Kid Moses
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mark R. Thornton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This lean, raw, and surprising debut is a deeply moving and powerful story of Moses, a nine-year-old survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Moses longs for something outside the grim existence he has known. He and his friend Kioso hitch a ride out of the city on the back of a truck only to find themselves in the wilderness where their street wisdom no longer helps them as they encounter poisonous snakes, cruel jungle travelers, and a brutal shoot-out with elephant poachers. Separated from Kioso and on the verge of starvation, Moses is saved and sheltered by an unlikely cast of characters, including a prostitute, a crippled fruit vendor, and a hunter-gatherer. Unsentimental, honest, brutal, and lyrical, this hypnotically written book provides insight into the issues that affect modern Africa: the relationship between human beings and the wilderness, the needs of the displaced and the dispossessed, and the ties that bind us together. Mark Thornton uses the experiences of one unfortunate but resourceful child to juxtapose urban homelessness with societies found in the wild, showing that even in places of violence and indifference, human compassion can be found. "--
  • "The story of Moses, a nine-year-old survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who longs for something outside the grim existence he has known"--
Summary
"The story of Moses, a nine-year-old survivor of the harsh streets of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, who longs for something outside the grim existence he has known"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2015.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10455450
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thornton, Mark R
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
870
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Street children
  • Wilderness areas
  • Interpersonal relations
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Urban Life
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
Target audience
adult
Label
Kid Moses : a novel, Mark R. Thornton
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
ocn921141449
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781628725711
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921141449
Label
Kid Moses : a novel, Mark R. Thornton
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
ocn921141449
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9781628725711
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015034229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)921141449

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