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Scenes from early life : a novel, Philip Hensher

Label
Scenes from early life : a novel
Title
Scenes from early life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Philip Hensher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In late 1970 a boy named Saadi is born into a large, defiantly Bengali family in eastern Pakistan. Months later the country splits in two, in what will become one of the most ferocious twentieth-century civil wars. Saadi tells the story of his childhood and of the ingenious ways his family survived the violence and conflicts: from his aunts stuffing him endlessly with sweets to stop marauding soldiers from hearing him cry, to street games based on American television shows; from the basement compartment his grandfather built to hide his treasured books, pictures, and music until after the war, to the daily gossip about each and every one of the relatives, servants, and neighbors. Scenes from Early Life is a beautifully detailed novel of profound empathy{u2014}an attempt to capture the collective memory of a family and a country. At once heartbreaking and surprisingly funny, Scenes from Early Life is based on the life of Philip Hensher{u2019}s husband, and as such it is at once a memoir, a novel, and a history. As this remarkable writer brings the past to life, we come to feel, vividly and viscerally, that Saadi{u2019}s family{u2014}and its struggles and triumphs{u2014}are our own
Tone
Writing style
Award
RSL Ondaatje Prize, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160719
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hensher, Philip
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6058.E554
LC item number
S34 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mahmood, Zaved
  • India-Pakistan Conflict, 1971
  • Biographical fiction
  • Bangladesh
Target audience
adult
Label
Scenes from early life : a novel, Philip Hensher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2012 by Fourth Estate, Great Britain"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780865477612
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794922782
  • (OCoLC)ocn794922782
  • 261695
Label
Scenes from early life : a novel, Philip Hensher
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2012 by Fourth Estate, Great Britain"--T.p. verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First American edition
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780865477612
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794922782
  • (OCoLC)ocn794922782
  • 261695

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