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The Resource Tales of the metric system : a novel, Imraan Coovadia

Tales of the metric system : a novel, Imraan Coovadia

Label
Tales of the metric system : a novel
Title
Tales of the metric system
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Imraan Coovadia
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Tales of the Metric System, Imraan Coovadia explores a turbulent South Africa from 1970 into the present. He takes his home country's transition from imperial to metric measurements as his catalyst, holding South Africa up to the light and examining it from the diverse perspectives of his many characters. An elite white housewife married to a radical intellectual; a rock guitarist; the same guitarist's granddaughter thirty years later; a teenaged boy at the mercy of mob justice--each story takes place over one of ten days across the decades, and each protagonist has his own stakes, her own moment in time, but each is equally caught in the eddies of change. Tales of the Metric System is clear eyed, harrowing, and daring."--Back cover
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523521
Cataloging source
BUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coovadia, Imraan
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Label
Tales of the metric system : a novel, Imraan Coovadia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Century City, South Africa : Umuzi, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780821422267
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948760304
  • ocn948760304
  • OCoLC
Label
Tales of the metric system : a novel, Imraan Coovadia
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Century City, South Africa : Umuzi, 2014
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
388 pages
Isbn
9780821422267
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)948760304
  • ocn948760304
  • OCoLC

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