The Resource The given world, Marian Palaia

The given world, Marian Palaia

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The given world
Title
The given world
Statement of responsibility
Marian Palaia
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is 1968. Riley is thirteen, and her brother Mick has gone missing in Vietnam. She struggles to understand and accept, but the world she has always known has fallen apart. At sixteen, she meets a boy from the reservation. He becomes her first love and perhaps her deliverance, except that he, too, is sent to fight, unaware that Riley is carrying his child. Riley sets off then, in search of answers, of clues, of a way to be in the world. She travels from her family{u2019}s Montana farm to San Francisco, and from there to Saigon. Along the way she becomes rescued and rescuer, by and for a band of scarred angels. Among them: Primo, a half-blind vet with a story he{u2019}s not telling; Lu, a cab driver with an artist{u2019}s eye and a habit she can{u2019}t kick; Phuong, a Saigon barmaid who is Riley{u2019}s conscience and confidante; and Grace, a banjo-playing girl on a train, carrying her dreams and her grandmother{u2019}s ashes in a tin box. All are casualties, of the times and of the war, but they carry on, none more tenaciously than Riley herself, a masterpiece of courage and vulnerability, wondering if she{u2019}ll ever be brave enough to return to the place she once called home
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.A33865
LC item number
G58 2015
Literary form
fiction
The given world, Marian Palaia
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The given world, Marian Palaia
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883206939
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781476777931
Lccn
2014017676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)883206939

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