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The Resource What we lose : a novel, Zinzi Clemmons

What we lose : a novel, Zinzi Clemmons

Label
What we lose : a novel
Title
What we lose
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Zinzi Clemmons
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From a debut author of rare, haunting power, a stunning novel about a young African-American woman coming of age--a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, family, and country. Raised in Pennsylvania, Zinzi Clemmons's heroine Thandi views the world of her mother's childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor - someone, or something, to love. In arresting and unsettling prose, we watch Thandi's life unfold, from losing her mother and learning to live without the person who has most profoundly shaped her existence, to her own encounters with romance and unexpected motherhood. Through exquisite and emotional vignettes, Clemmons creates a stunning portrayal of what it means to choose to live, after loss. An elegiac distillation, at once intellectual and visceral, of a young woman's understanding of absence and identity that spans continents and decades, What We Lose heralds the arrival of a virtuosic new voice in fiction"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.L472
LC item number
W48 2017
Literary form
fiction
Label
What we lose : a novel, Zinzi Clemmons
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966377329
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780735221710
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017019757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
Label
What we lose : a novel, Zinzi Clemmons
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn966377329
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780735221710
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017019757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs

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