The Resource Moving forward sideways like a crab, Shani Mootoo, (electronic resource)

Moving forward sideways like a crab, Shani Mootoo, (electronic resource)

Label
Moving forward sideways like a crab
Title
Moving forward sideways like a crab
Statement of responsibility
Shani Mootoo
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Long-listed for Canada's Scotiabank Giller Prize.Short-listed for the Lambda Literary Award."Readers who enjoy rich details of place will find Mootoo's writing about her settings to be luxuriant; we are especially treated to abundant descriptions of Trinidad...[A] thoughtful exploration of place and identity."--Kirkus Reviews"Mootoo's character-driven novel is rich in setting and slow in pace, inviting the reader to linger over its closely observed details. "--Booklist"Mootoo has produced a stunning meditation on story. . . . [This novel] portrays the beautiful (yet often tense) bond between a parent and child, the complexities of immigration, the fluidity of gender, and provides a juxtaposition between two extreme climates, Toronto and Trinidad. It is a gorgeously written novel."--National Post"A fascinating premise that gives voice to the queer-identified. . . . Mootoo's brilliant evocations of [Trinidad's] paradisiacal glow . . . are a real gift to the reader."--Globe and MailJonathan Lewis-Adey was nine when his parents separated, and his mother, Sid, vanished entirely from his life. It is not until he is a grown man that Jonathan finally reconnects with his beloved lost parent, only to find, to his shock and dismay, that the woman he knew as "Sid" in Toronto has become an elegant man named Sydney living in his native Trinidad. For nine years, Jonathan has paid regular visits to Sydney on his island retreat, trying with quiet desperation to rediscover the parent he adored inside this familiar stranger, and to overcome his lingering confusion and anger at the choices Sydney has made.At the novel's opening, Jonathan is summoned urgently to Trinidad where Sydney, now aged and dying, seems at last to offer him the gift he longs for: a winding story that moves forward sideways as it reveals the truths of Sydney's life. But when and where the story will end is up to Jonathan, and it is he who must decide what to do with Sydney's haunting legacy of love, loss, and acceptance
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Mootoo, Shani
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Parent and adult child
  • Sexual orientation
  • Families
  • Authors
  • Electronic books
  • Trinidad
  • Toronto (Ont.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Moving forward sideways like a crab, Shani Mootoo, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11876884
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11876884
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11876884
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11876884
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Moving forward sideways like a crab, Shani Mootoo, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11876884
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11876884
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11876884
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11876884
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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