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The Resource Scarborough : a novel, Catherine Hernandez

Scarborough : a novel, Catherine Hernandez

Label
Scarborough : a novel
Title
Scarborough
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Hernandez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A poignant, multi-voiced novel about life in the inner city. Scarborough is a low-income, culturally diverse neighbourhood east of Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America; like many inner-city communities, it suffers under the weight of poverty, drugs, crime, and urban blight. Scarborough the novel employs a multitude of voices to tell the story of a tight-knit neighbourhood under fire: among them, Victor, a black artist harassed by the police; Winsum, a West Indian restaurant owner struggling to keep it together; and Hina, a Muslim school worker who witnesses first-hand the impact of poverty on education. And then there are the three kids who work to rise above a system that consistently fails them: Bing, a gay Filipino boy who lives under the shadow of his father's mental illness; Sylvie, Bing's best friend, a Native girl whose family struggles to find a permanent home to live in; and Laura, whose history of neglect by her mother is destined to repeat itself with her father. Scarborough has already received recognition as winner of the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop Emerging Writers Award in 2015, and finalist for the 2016 $50,000 Half the World Global Literati Award for best unpublished manuscript. It offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a troubled community that locates its dignity in unexpected places: a neighbourhood that refuses to be undone."--
Summary
Scarborough is a low-income, culturally diverse neighbourhood east of Toronto. Like many inner-city communities, it suffers under the weight of poverty, drugs, crime, and urban blight. This novel tells the story of a tight-knit neighbourhood under fire.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10564879
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hernandez, Catherine
Dewey number
C813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Scarborough (Ont.)
  • Poverty
  • Ontario
Target audience
adult
Label
Scarborough : a novel, Catherine Hernandez
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
ocn959036191
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781551526775
Lccn
2017415367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959036191
Label
Scarborough : a novel, Catherine Hernandez
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
ocn959036191
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781551526775
Lccn
2017415367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959036191

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