The Resource Small kingdoms, Anastasia Hobbet, (electronic resource)

Small kingdoms, Anastasia Hobbet, (electronic resource)

Label
Small kingdoms
Title
Small kingdoms
Statement of responsibility
Anastasia Hobbet
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Kuwait during the ominous years between the two Gulf wars, Small Kingdoms traces the intersecting lives of five people rich and poor, native and foreigner, Muslim, Christian, and non-believer when they discover that a teenaged Indian housemaid is being brutally abused by her employer. Tensions are high. Just miles away in Iraq, Saddam Hussein is threatening a second invasion of this tiny desert kingdom, which he destroyed six years before, in 1990. Even without a war on the horizon, rescuing a maid employed in a private home is a sticky matter in this rigid, class-conscious society, where the rich protect their own; and any intervention involves great personal risk. Emmanuella, an impoverished cook from India, risks losing her job and thus her ability to support her family back home. Kit, the young wife of an American businessman in the Gulf, could face grave damage to her marriage. Mufeeda, an upper class Kuwaiti woman, must buck the powerful status quo of her family and her class, as well as her own history. And there s Hanaan, a rebellious young Arab woman who may have as much to lose as the desperate maid. Having fallen in love with Theo, an American doctor working in the country, she has already faced violent retribution from her family. How much more violence lies ahead she doesn t know. Stubborn, charismatic, and dismissive of her society s strict codes of behavior for unmarried women, she will step forward to help the captive maid
Summary
Set in Kuwait during the ominous years between the two Gulf wars, Small Kingdoms traces the intersecting lives of five people--rich and poor, native and foreigner, Muslim, Christian, and non-believer--when they discover that a teenaged Indian housemaid is being brutally abused by her employer
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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334915
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hobbet, Anastasia
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Human rights
  • Race relations
  • International relations
  • Kuwait
Target audience
adult
Label
Small kingdoms, Anastasia Hobbet, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11283092
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781579622329
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11283092
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Small kingdoms, Anastasia Hobbet, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11283092
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781579622329
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11283092
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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