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The Resource The boat people : a novel, Sharon Bala

The boat people : a novel, Sharon Bala

Label
The boat people : a novel
Title
The boat people
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Bala
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the winner of The Journey Prize, and inspired by a real incident, The Boat People is a gripping and morally complex novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage to reach Canada - only to face the threat of deportation and accusations of terrorism in their new land. When the rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees reaches the shores of British Columbia, the young father is overcome with relief: he and his six-year-old son can finally put Sri Lanka's bloody civil war behind them and begin new lives. Instead, the group is thrown into prison, with government officials and news headlines speculating that hidden among the "boat people" are members of a terrorist militia. As suspicion swirls and interrogation mounts, Mahindan fears the desperate actions he took to survive and escape Sri Lanka now jeopardize his and his son's chances for asylum. Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan; his lawyer Priya, who reluctantly represents the migrants; and Grace, a third-generation Japanese-Canadian adjudicator who must decide Mahindan's fate, The Boat People is a high-stakes novel that offers a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis. Inspired by real events, with vivid scenes that move between the eerie beauty of northern Sri Lanka and combative refugee hearings in Vancouver, where life and death decisions are made, Sharon Bala's stunning debut is an unforgettable and necessary story for our times
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technical information on music
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TEFOD
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Bala, Sharon
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PR9199.4.B3565
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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PerformerNote
Read by Athena Karkanis
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Karkanis, Athena
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  • Refugees
  • Fathers and sons
  • Fathers and sons
  • Refugees
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Canada
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Label
The boat people : a novel, Sharon Bala
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Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 32 min., 52 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780771001864
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unknown
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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digital
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
055A99C1-6DC6-4D54-BB50-94D7484FDF8B
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019026257
  • on1019026257
  • 3065600
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Label
The boat people : a novel, Sharon Bala
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (13 hr., 32 min., 52 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780771001864
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
055A99C1-6DC6-4D54-BB50-94D7484FDF8B
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019026257
  • on1019026257
  • 3065600
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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