The Resource Music of the ghosts, Vaddey Ratner

Music of the ghosts, Vaddey Ratner

Label
Music of the ghosts
Title
Music of the ghosts
Statement of responsibility
Vaddey Ratner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An astonishing and powerful new novel from PEN/Hemingway finalist Vaddey Ratner. Leaving the safety of America, Teera returns to Cambodia for the first time since her harrowing escape as a child refugee. She carries a letter from a man who mysteriously signs himself as "the Old Musician" and claims to have known her father in the Khmer Rouge prison where he disappeared twenty-five years ago. Arriving in Phnom Penh, Teera finds a society still in turmoil, where perpetrators and survivors of atrocity live side by side. Soon she meets a young doctor who carries his own memories of that time but also shows her a beautiful country on a fragile path of reconciliation. Meanwhile, the Old Musician anticipates the confession he must make. Together Teera and the Old Musician confront the truth of their intertwined past, weaving a melody that will leave both transformed, and freeing Teera to find a new home and a new love in the places she least expects
Summary
Returning to the Cambodian homeland she fled as a child refugee decades earlier, Teera finds herself in a country of survivors and perpetrators of the Khmer Rouge holocaust before bonding with a mysterious musician who claims to have known her late father
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552678
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ratner, Vaddey
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cambodia
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Cambodia
Target audience
adult
Label
Music of the ghosts, Vaddey Ratner
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
ocn952979950
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476795782
Lccn
2016026793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952979950
Label
Music of the ghosts, Vaddey Ratner
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
ocn952979950
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781476795782
Lccn
2016026793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952979950

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