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The Resource The shadow king: : a novel, Maaza Mengiste

The shadow king: : a novel, Maaza Mengiste

Label
The shadow king: : a novel
Title
The shadow king:
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Maaza Mengiste
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A brilliant novel, lyrically lifting history towards myth. It's also compulsively readable. I devoured it in two days." -- Salman Rushdie
  • With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid to Kidane and his wife Aster. Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. His initial kindness to Hirut shifts into cruelty when she resists his advances, and Hirut finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and rage. As the war begins in earnest, the Emperor goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope. Hirut helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms against the Italians. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mengiste, Maaza
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.E488
LC item number
S53 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Italo-Ethiopian War, 1935-1936
  • Women
  • Women
  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia
Label
The shadow king: : a novel, Maaza Mengiste
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published as Norton paperback 2020
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780393358513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1137860540
  • (OCoLC)on1137860540
Label
The shadow king: : a novel, Maaza Mengiste
Publication
Note
First published as Norton paperback 2020
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780393358513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1137860540
  • (OCoLC)on1137860540

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