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The Resource The orphan keeper : a novel, based on a true story, Camron Wright with Dave Pliler

The orphan keeper : a novel, based on a true story, Camron Wright with Dave Pliler

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The orphan keeper : a novel, based on a true story
Title
The orphan keeper
Title remainder
a novel, based on a true story
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Camron Wright with Dave Pliler
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Language
eng
Summary
Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life--and his destiny--is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family in America. Chellamuthu is suddenly surrounded by a foreign land and a foreign language. He can't tell people that he already has a family and becomes consumed by a single, impossible question: How do I get home? But after more than a decade, home becomes a much more complicated idea as the Indian boy eventually sheds his past and receives a new name: Taj Khyber Rowland. It isn't until Taj meets an Indian family who helps him rediscover his roots, as well as marrying Priya, his wife, who helps him unveil the secrets of his past, that he begins to discover the truth he has all but forgotten
Review
Despite having been adopted from India, Taj Rowland is an excelling American teen: senior-class president, a varsity athlete, and popular with his classmates at his all-white Colorado high school. But when he’s matched with an Indian family during a study-abroad program in London, Taj begins to remember pieces of his childhood, including his original name, Chellamuthu, and the family from which he was kidnapped and sold to an orphanage. Hoping to understand more about his identity, Taj immerses himself in Indian culture, starts an import-export company, and eventually marries an Indian woman, Priya, who turns out to have a surprising connection to his past. Armed with a map drawn from memory and accompanied by his business partner, Christopher Raj, Taj returns to India to search for his birth family. Wright (The Rent Collector, 2012) turns the story of the real-life Chellamuthu/Taj into a meditation on identity and the meaning of family, and a novel that is sure to be a book-club favorite. -- Harmon, Lindsay (Reviewed 8/1/2016) (Booklist, vol 112, number 22, p28)
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10533714
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UPB/DLC
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Wright, Camron Steve
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Pliler, David
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True
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  • Kidnapping victims
  • Adoptees
  • East Indian Americans
  • Adoptees
  • East Indian Americans
  • Kidnapping victims
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a novel, based on a true story
Label
The orphan keeper : a novel, based on a true story, Camron Wright with Dave Pliler
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes author's note and study guide (page 411-418)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1667642
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
418 pages
Isbn
9781629722245
Lccn
2016008709
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781629722245
  • (OCoLC)941583343
Label
The orphan keeper : a novel, based on a true story, Camron Wright with Dave Pliler
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes author's note and study guide (page 411-418)
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
1667642
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
418 pages
Isbn
9781629722245
Lccn
2016008709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629722245
  • (OCoLC)941583343

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