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LocationClark County
Call NoF Reid
TitleFrying plantain : stories / Zalika Reid-Benta.
AuthorReid-Benta, Zalika. author.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101830318F Reid6/23/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781487005344
International Standard Book Number 1487005342
Personal Name Reid-Benta, Zalika. author.
Title Statement Frying plantain : stories / Zalika Reid-Benta.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice [Toronto, Ontario] : House of Anansi Press Inc., 2020.
Physical Description 258 pages ; 21 cm.
Formatted Contents Note Pig head -- Snow day -- Before/after -- Fiah kitty -- Inspection -- Brandon & Sheila -- Standoff -- Lovely -- Faith community -- Celebration -- Drunk -- Frying plantain.
Summary, Etc. "Kara Davis is a girl caught in the middle--of her Canadian nationality and her desire to be a "true" Jamaican, of her mother and grandmother's rages and life lessons, of having to avoid being thought of as too "faas" or too "quiet" or too "bold" or too "soft." Set in "Little Jamaica," Toronto's Eglinton West neighbourhood, Kara moves from girlhood to the threshold of adulthood, from elementary school to high school graduation, in these twelve interconnected stories. We see her on a visit to Jamaica, startled by the sight of a severed pig's head in her great aunt's freezer; in junior high, the victim of a devastating prank by her closest friends; and as a teenager in and out of her grandmother's house, trying to cope with the ongoing battles between her unyielding grandparents."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Mothers and daughters Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Grandmothers Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cultural awareness Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Toronto (Ont.) Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Jamaica Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Short stories.
Index Term-Genre/Form Bildungsromans.

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