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Barcode30293101832975
LocationClark County
Call NoF Serp
TitleThe old dirt : a novel / Namwali Serpell.
AuthorSerpell, Namwali, 1980- author.
CollectionF
Total Circ1
NumReserves0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101832975F Serp7/28/2020 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781101907153
International Standard Book Number 1101907150
Personal Name Serpell, Namwali, 1980- author.
Title Statement The old dirt : a novel / Namwali Serpell.
Edition Statement Hogarth Trade Paperback edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Hogarth, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.
Physical Description 567 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm.
General Note "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Hogarth, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC."-- Title page verso.
Summary, Etc. 1904. On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there is a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. In a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. This sets off a cycle of unwitting retribution between three Zambian families (black, white, brown) as they collide and converge over the course of the century, into the present and beyond. As the generations pass, their lives—their triumphs, errors, losses and hopes—emerge through a panorama of history, fairytale, romance and science fiction. From a woman covered with hair and another plagued with endless tears, to forbidden love affairs and fiery political ones, to homegrown technological marvels like Afronauts, microdrones and viral vaccines, this gripping, unforgettable novel is a testament to our yearning to create and cross borders, and a meditation on the slow, grand passage of time.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Interpersonal relations Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Families Zambia Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Colonialism Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Race relations Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Life change events Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Interracial dating Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Curses Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Zambia Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Magical realism (Literature)
Index Term-Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Fantasy fiction.

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