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The Resource What it means when a man falls from the sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah

What it means when a man falls from the sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah

Label
What it means when a man falls from the sky
Title
What it means when a man falls from the sky
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Nneka Arimah
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection explores the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home. In "Who Will Greet You at Home," a National Magazine Award finalist for The New Yorker, A woman desperate for a child weaves one out of hair, with unsettling results. In "Wild," a disastrous night out shifts a teenager and her Nigerian cousin onto uneasy common ground. In "The Future Looks Good," three generations of women are haunted by the ghosts of war, while in "Light," a father struggles to protect and empower the daughter he loves. And in the title story, in a world ravaged by flood and riven by class, experts have discovered how to "fix the equation of a person" - with rippling, unforeseen repercussions. Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her"--
Member of
Summary
"Lesley Arimah emigrated from Nigeria to Louisiana at the age of thirteen, a disorienting transition that left her keenly attuned to the shock waves set in motion by displacement. In these twelve powerful stories that embrace magical-realist elements while deploying a powerfully empathetic understanding of character and circumstance, she explores how parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends, navigate conflicting cultures and struggle to reconcile conflicting desires, wants, and needs."--Provided by the publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Kirkus Prize for Fiction, 2017.
  • Minnesota Book Award for Novel & Short Story, 2018.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10554760
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arimah, Lesley Nneka
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • FICTION / Cultural Heritage
  • FICTION / Literary
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
What it means when a man falls from the sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah
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
Contents
  • What it means when a man falls from the sky
  • Glory
  • What is a volcano?
  • Redemption
  • The future looks good
  • War stories
  • Wild
  • Light
  • Second chances
  • Windfalls
  • Who will greet you at home
  • Buchi's girls
Control code
ocn956479959
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780735211025
Lccn
2016036303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956479959
Label
What it means when a man falls from the sky, Lesley Nneka Arimah
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
Contents
  • What it means when a man falls from the sky
  • Glory
  • What is a volcano?
  • Redemption
  • The future looks good
  • War stories
  • Wild
  • Light
  • Second chances
  • Windfalls
  • Who will greet you at home
  • Buchi's girls
Control code
ocn956479959
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
230 pages
Isbn
9780735211025
Lccn
2016036303
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956479959

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