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The Resource (--shards--), Ismet Prcic

(--shards--), Ismet Prcic

Label
(--shards--)
Title
(--shards--)
Statement of responsibility
Ismet Prcic
Title variation
Shards
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ismet Prcic's brilliant, provocative, and propulsively energetic debut is about a young Bosnian, also named Ismet Prcic, who has fled his war-torn homeland and is now struggling to reconcile his past with his present life in California. He is advised that in order to make peace with the corrosive guilt he harbors over leaving behind his family behind, he must 'write everything.' The result is a great rattlebag of memories, confessions, and fictions: sweetly humorous recollections of Ismet's childhood in Tuzla appear alongside anguished letters to his mother about the challenges of life in this new world. As Ismet's foothold in the present falls away, his writings are further complicated by stories from the point of view of another young man -- real or imagined -- named Mustafa, who joined a troop of elite soldiers and stayed in Bosnia to fight. When Mustafa's story begins to overshadow Ismet's new-world identity, the reader is charged with piecing together the fragments of a life that has become eerily unrecognizable, even to the one living it. Shards is a thrilling read -- a harrowing war story, a stunningly inventive coming of age, and a heartbreaking saga of a splintered family."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.R395
LC item number
S53 2011
Literary form
fiction
Label
(--shards--), Ismet Prcic
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
392 p.
Isbn
9780802170811
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
ocn707255666
Label
(--shards--), Ismet Prcic
Publication
Note
Includes reading group guide
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
392 p.
Isbn
9780802170811
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
ocn707255666

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