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The Resource Temporary people, Deepak Unnikrishnan

Temporary people, Deepak Unnikrishnan

Label
Temporary people
Title
Temporary people
Statement of responsibility
Deepak Unnikrishnan
Title variation
a novel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing... The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Summary
In the United Arab Emirates, the vast majority of the population consists of foreign nationals brought in to construct the towering monuments to wealth that bristle the skylines of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This labor force works without the rights of citizenship, endures miserable living conditions, and, after enforced retirement, is required to leave the country. Until now, the humanitarian crisis of the so-called “guest workers” of the Gulf has barely been addressed in fiction
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554962
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unnikrishnan, Deepak
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Foreign workers
Target audience
adult
Label
Temporary people, Deepak Unnikrishnan
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
ocn974926158
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9781632061423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974926158
Label
Temporary people, Deepak Unnikrishnan
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
ocn974926158
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
251 pages
Isbn
9781632061423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)974926158

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