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The Resource The cauliflower : a novel, Nicola Barker

The cauliflower : a novel, Nicola Barker

Label
The cauliflower : a novel
Title
The cauliflower
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Barker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Man Booker-shortlisted, IMPAC Award-winning author Nicola Barker comes an exuberant, multi-voiced new novel mapping the extraordinary life and legacy of a 19th-century Hindu saint. He is only four years older, but still I call him Uncle, and when I am with Uncle I have complete faith in him. I would die for Uncle. I have an indescribable attraction towards Uncle. It was ever thus. To the world, he is Sri Ramakrishna--godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, beloved guru (who would prefer not to be called a guru), irresistible charmer. To Rani Rashmoni, she of low caste and large inheritance, he is the brahmin fated to defy tradition and preside over the temple she dares to build, six miles north of Calcutta, along the banks of the Hooghly for Ma Kali, goddess of destruction. But to Hriday, his nephew and longtime caretaker, he is just Uncle--maddening, bewildering Uncle, prone to entering ecstatic trances at the most inconvenient of times, known to sneak out to the forest at midnight to perform dangerous acts of self-effacement, who must be vigilantly safeguarded not only against jealous enemies and devotees with ulterior motives, but also against that most treasured yet insidious of sulfur-rich vegetables: the cauliflower. Rather than puzzling the shards of history and legend together, Barker shatters the mirror again and rearranges the pieces. The result is a biographical novel viewed through a kaleidoscope. Dazzlingly inventive and brilliantly comic, irreverent and mischievous, The Cauliflower delivers us into the divine playfulness of a 21st-century literary master"--
Summary
To the world he is Sri Ramakrishna -- godly avatar, esteemed spiritual master, beloved guru. To temple owner, Rani Rashmoni, he is the Brahmin -- fated to defy tradition. But to Hriday, his nephew and long-time caretaker, he is just Uncle -- maddening, bewildering Uncle, prone to entering trances at the most inconvenient of times, known to perform dangerous acts of self-effacement, who must be vigilantly safeguarded not only against jealous enemies but also against that most treasured yet insidious of sulphur-rich vegetables: the cauliflower.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10485715
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A64876
LC item number
C38 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The cauliflower : a novel, Nicola Barker
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
5808261
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781627797191
Lccn
2015041425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn922169344
  • (OCoLC)922169344
Label
The cauliflower : a novel, Nicola Barker
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
5808261
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781627797191
Lccn
2015041425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn922169344
  • (OCoLC)922169344

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