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The Resource The wondrous and tragic life of Ivan and Ivana, Maryse Condé ; translated from the French by Richard Philcox

The wondrous and tragic life of Ivan and Ivana, Maryse Condé ; translated from the French by Richard Philcox

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The wondrous and tragic life of Ivan and Ivana
Title
The wondrous and tragic life of Ivan and Ivana
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Maryse Condé ; translated from the French by Richard Philcox
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Born in Guadeloupe, Ivan and Ivana are twins with a bond so strong they become afraid of their feelings for one another. When their mother sends them off to live with their father in Mali they begin to grow apart, until, as young adults in Paris, Ivana's youthful altruism compels her to join the police academy, while Ivan, stunted by early experiences of rejection and exploitation, walks the path of radicalization. The twins, unable to live either with or without each other, become perpetrator and victim in a wave of violent attacks. In The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana, Maryse Condé, winner of the 2018 Alternative Nobel prize in literature, touches upon major contemporary issues such as racism, terrorism, political corruption, economic inequality, globalization, and migration. With her most modern novel to date, this master storyteller offers an impressive picture of a colorful yet turbulent 21st century
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AJP
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Condé, Maryse
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ3949.2.C65
LC item number
F3313 2020
Literary form
novels
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Philcox, Richard
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  • Twins
  • Muslim converts
  • Terrorists
  • Guadeloupe
  • Mali
  • Muslim converts
  • Terrorists
  • Twins
  • Guadeloupe
  • Mali
Label
The wondrous and tragic life of Ivan and Ivana, Maryse Condé ; translated from the French by Richard Philcox
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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
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1154656336
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781642860696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The wondrous and tragic life of Ivan and Ivana, Maryse Condé ; translated from the French by Richard Philcox
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
MSTDDAPRINT1154656336
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9781642860696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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