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The dragonfly sea : a novel, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Label
The dragonfly sea : a novel
Title
The dragonfly sea
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vibrant, stunningly global novel about a young woman struggling to find her place--a poignant exploration of fate, mortality, love, and loss. On the small island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya, lives a girl named Ayaana. She is solitary and stubborn--she and her mother, Munira, are outcasts from the insular local society--and her kitten is her main companion. When a wizened sailor named Muhidin, also an outsider, enters their lives, Ayaana receives what she has long hoped for: a father. But this makeshift family's happiness crumbles as Ayaana grows into adulthood and the threats against her begin to mount: from an Islamic extremist, from the black-clad strangers who kidnap Muhidin's son, from a human trafficker, from the simmering resentments of those around her. So when a contingent of cultural emissaries from China invite Ayaana abroad, she embarks on a dramatic ship's journey to the Far East, where she will make friends and enemies; be seduced by the mercurial scion of a powerful Turkish business family; be initiated into a world of intrigue and passion and high stakes; and, at last, find understanding where she least expects it. Her one constant remains her devotion to the sea, which pulls her across the globe in search of a place where she can love and be loved. The Dragonfly Sea is a transcendent, gloriously told story of adventure, fraught choices, and of the inexorable need for shelter in a dangerous world"--
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
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10763023
Cataloging source
DLC
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Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Families
  • Kenya
  • Island life
  • Outcasts
  • Kenyans
  • China
  • Voyages and travels
Label
The dragonfly sea : a novel, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
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
on1037888169
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
489 pages
Isbn
9780451494047
Lccn
2018020711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1037888169
Label
The dragonfly sea : a novel, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
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
on1037888169
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
489 pages
Isbn
9780451494047
Lccn
2018020711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)1037888169

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