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The Resource Evel Knievel Days, Pauls Toutonghi, (electronic resource)

Evel Knievel Days, Pauls Toutonghi, (electronic resource)

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Evel Knievel Days
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Evel Knievel Days
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Pauls Toutonghi
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eng
Summary
From the critically-acclaimed author of Red Weather comes a heartwarming, witty story of immigration and belonging, false starts and new beginnings, and finding out what home truly means Khosi Saqr has always felt a bit out of place in Butte, Montana, hometown of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel. Half-Egyptian, full of nervous habits, raised by a single mother, owner of a name that no one can pronounce -- Khosi has never quite managed to fit in. But when a mysterious stranger arrives in town (and Khosi's longtime love uses Butte's annual festival, Evel Knievel Days, as a time to announce her impending marriage to someone else), Khosi takes his first daredevil like risk, and travels to Egypt to find his father -- and a connection to his heritage. What he discovers, in Cairo, is much more startling than he'd imagined it could be. The city is a thrilling mix of contradictions -- and locating his father turns out to be the easy part. Through mistaken identity, delicious food, and near tragedy, Khosi and his parents rediscover what it means to be connected to each other, to a family, and to a culture. The timely story of a young man searching for his roots, and along the way finding his identity, Evel Knievel Days is Khosi's charming and funny journey to learn where he came from, and who he is. "A funny, heart-warming, compulsively readable novel about the unbreakable bonds of family -- and baklava." --Garth Stein, New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain
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Toutonghi, Pauls
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Evel Knievel Days, Pauls Toutonghi, (electronic resource)
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9780307955722
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Label
Evel Knievel Days, Pauls Toutonghi, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307955722
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d1f5a962-3073-46bc-a04e-f2e87a95649f
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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