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The Resource The fishermen : a novel, Chigozie Obioma

The fishermen : a novel, Chigozie Obioma

Label
The fishermen : a novel
Title
The fishermen
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Chigozie Obioma
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Told from the point of view of nine-year-old Benjamin, the youngest of four brothers, The Fishermen is the Cain and Abel-esque story of an unforgettable childhood in 1990s Nigeria. When their father has to travel to a distant city for work, the brothers take advantage of his extended absence to skip school and go fishing. At the forbidden nearby river, they encounter a madman who predicts that one of the brothers will kill another. What happens next is an almost mythic event whose impact--both tragic and redemptive--will transcend the lives and imaginations of The Fishermen's characters and its readers"--Page 4 of cover
Summary
In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990s, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10409879
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS
  • PR9387.9.O2756
LC item number
F57 2015
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The fishermen : a novel, Chigozie Obioma
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
Control code
5726210
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780316338370
Lccn
2014959603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn886490811
  • (OCoLC)886490811
Label
The fishermen : a novel, Chigozie Obioma
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
Control code
5726210
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9780316338370
Lccn
2014959603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn886490811
  • (OCoLC)886490811

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