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The Resource Waiting for tomorrow : a novel, Nathacha Appanah ; translated from the French by Geoffey Strachan

Waiting for tomorrow : a novel, Nathacha Appanah ; translated from the French by Geoffey Strachan

Label
Waiting for tomorrow : a novel
Title
Waiting for tomorrow
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nathacha Appanah ; translated from the French by Geoffey Strachan
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A powerful examination of the artistic impulse, cultural identity, and family bonds Anita is waiting for Adam to be released from prison. They met twenty years ago at a New Year's Eve party in Paris, a city where they both felt out of place--he as a recent arrival from the provinces, and she as an immigrant from the island of Mauritius. They quickly fell in love, married, and moved to a village in southwestern France, to live on the shores of the Atlantic with their little girl, Laura. In order to earn a living, Adam has left behind his love of painting to become an architect, and Anita has turned her desire to write into a job freelancing for a local newspaper. Over time, the monotony of daily life begins to erode the bonds of their marriage. The arrival of Adèle, an undocumented immigrant from Mauritius whom they hire to care for Laura, sparks artistic inspiration for both Adam and Anita, as well as a renewed energy in their relationship. But this harmony proves to be short-lived, brought down by their separate transgressions of Adèle's privacy and a subsequently tragic turn of events. With the careful observation, vivid description, and emotional resonance that are the hallmarks of her previous novel, The Last Brother , in Waiting for Tomorrow Nathacha Appanah investigates the life of the artist, the question of cultural differences within a marriage, and the creation and the destruction of a family
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YDX
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1973-
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Appanah-Mouriquand, Nathacha
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2701.P67
LC item number
E5313 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Strachan, Geoffrey
  • Appanah-Mouriquand, Nathacha
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  • Marriage
  • Artists
  • Families
  • Mauritians
Label
Waiting for tomorrow : a novel, Nathacha Appanah ; translated from the French by Geoffey Strachan
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987708996
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781555978037
Lccn
2017938027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987708996
Label
Waiting for tomorrow : a novel, Nathacha Appanah ; translated from the French by Geoffey Strachan
Publication
Copyright
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
ocn987708996
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781555978037
Lccn
2017938027
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)987708996

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