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The Resource A place for us : a novel, Fatima Farheen Mirza

A place for us : a novel, Fatima Farheen Mirza

Label
A place for us : a novel
Title
A place for us
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Fatima Farheen Mirza
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity and belonging. A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son's estrangement - the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from. In a narrative that spans decades and sees family life through the eyes of each member, A Place For Us charts the crucial moments in the family's past, from the bonds that bring them together to the differences that pull them apart. And as siblings Hadia, Huda, and Amar attempt to carve out a life for themselves, they must reconcile their present culture with their parent's faith, to tread a path between the old world and the new, and learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest of betrayals. A deeply affecting and resonant story, A Place for Us is truly a book for our times: a moving portrait of what it means to be an American family today, a novel of love, identity and belonging that eloquently examines what it means to be both American and Muslim -- and announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent. "--
Summary
A family caught between two cultures yields a resonant story of faith, tradition, identity and belonging
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664755
Cataloging source
NHP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1991-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mirza, Fatima Farheen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.I79
LC item number
P53 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East Indian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Domestic fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A place for us : a novel, Fatima Farheen Mirza
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781524763558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1027136947
  • (OCoLC)on1027136947
  • 579158
  • 592057
Label
A place for us : a novel, Fatima Farheen Mirza
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
385 pages
Isbn
9781524763558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1027136947
  • (OCoLC)on1027136947
  • 579158
  • 592057

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