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The Resource Map of the invisible world : a novel, Tash Aw

Map of the invisible world : a novel, Tash Aw

Label
Map of the invisible world : a novel
Title
Map of the invisible world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tash Aw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Adam is an orphan three times over. He and his brother, Johan, were abandoned by their mother as children; then Adam watched as Johan was adopted and taken away by a wealthy couple; and now Adam is hiding because Karl, the man who raised him and who is Dutch but long ago turned his back on the country of his ancestors has been arrested by soldiers during Sukarno's drive to purge 1960s Indonesia of its colonial past. All Adam has to guide him in his quest to find Karl are some old photos and letters, which send him to the colorful, dangerous capital, Jakarta, and to Margaret, an American whose own past is bound up with Karl's. Soon both have embarked on journeys of discovery that seem destined to turn tragic. Woven hauntingly into this page-turning story is the voice of Johan, who is living a seemingly carefree, privileged life in Malaysia, but one that is careening out of control as he struggles to forget his long-ago betrayal of his helpless, trusting brother
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Adam, repeatedly abandoned by his caregivers in the wake of Holland's repatriation activities, suffers a series of personal tragedies that mark his efforts to find his adoptive father
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
323903
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aw, Tash
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6101.W2
LC item number
M37 2010
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphans
  • Brothers
  • Indonesia
Target audience
adult
Label
Map of the invisible world : a novel, Tash Aw
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: London : Fourth Estate, 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780385527965
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn317623383
  • (OCoLC)317623383
  • 152125
Label
Map of the invisible world : a novel, Tash Aw
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published: London : Fourth Estate, 2009
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780385527965
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn317623383
  • (OCoLC)317623383
  • 152125

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