What strange paradise
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
ISBN
9780525657903, 0525657908
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Indian Prairie Public Library District - 1st Floor
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.
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Book
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235 pages ; 20 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780525657903, 0525657908

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"More bodies have washed up on the shores of a small island. Another over-filled, ill-equipped, dilapidated ship has sunk under the weight of its too many passengers: Syrians, Ethiopians, Egyptians, Lebanese, Palestinians, all of them desperate to escape untenable lives in their homelands. And only one has made the passage: nine-year-old Amir, a Syrian boy who has the good fortune to fall into the hands not of the officials but of Vänna: a teenage girl, native to the island, who lives inside her own sense of homelessness in a place and among people she has come to disdain. And though she and the boy are complete strangers, though they don't speak a common language, she determines to do whatever it takes to save him. In alternating chapters, we learn the story of the boy's life and of how he came to be on the boat; and we follow the girl and boy as they make their way toward a vision of safety. But as the novel unfurls we begin to understand that this is not merely the story of two children finding their way through a hostile world, it is the story of our collective moment in this time: of empathy and indifference, of hope and despair--and of the way each of those things can blind us to reality, or guide us to a better one"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

El Akkad, O. (2021). What strange paradise (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

El Akkad, Omar, 1982-. 2021. What Strange Paradise. Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

El Akkad, Omar, 1982-. What Strange Paradise Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

El Akkad, Omar. What Strange Paradise First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2021.

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