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The Resource Swimming in the monsoon sea, Shyam Selvadurai

Swimming in the monsoon sea, Shyam Selvadurai

Label
Swimming in the monsoon sea
Title
Swimming in the monsoon sea
Statement of responsibility
Shyam Selvadurai
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although life for Amrith in 1980 Sri Lanka seems rather uneventful and orderly, things change in a hurry when his male cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith finds himself completely enamored with his new visitor. The setting is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it is the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is caught up in the life of the cheerful, well-to-do household in which he is being raised by his vibrant Auntie Bundle and kindly Uncle Lucky. He tries not to think of his life before, when his doting mother was still alive. Amrith's holiday plans seem unpromising: he wants to appear in his school's production of Othello and he is learning to type at Uncle Lucky's tropical fish business. Then, like an unexpected monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith's ordered life is storm-tossed. He finds himself falling in love with the Canadian boy. Othello, with its powerful theme of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama in which Amrith finds himself immersed. Shyam Selvadurai's brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In this, his first young adult novel, he explores first love with clarity, humor, and compassion
Awards note
American Library Association Young Adult Library Services Association--YALSA--Best Books for Young Adults (2007); American Library Association-YA (2007); Young Adult Canadian Book Award Winner (2006); Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award Shortlist (Canada 2006); Governor General's Literary Awards Finalist (Canada 2005); Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year (2005); Book of the Year Award Silver (Young Adult Fiction United States 2005).
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9440.9.S42
LC item number
S95 2005
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Swimming in the monsoon sea, Shyam Selvadurai
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9780887767357
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004117239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780887767357
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57281497
  • (OCoLC)ocn373803490
Label
Swimming in the monsoon sea, Shyam Selvadurai
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
274 p.
Isbn
9780887767357
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004117239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9780887767357
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57281497
  • (OCoLC)ocn373803490

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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