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The Resource ( --shards-- ), Ismet Prcic, (electronic resource)

( --shards-- ), Ismet Prcic, (electronic resource)

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( --shards-- )
Title
( --shards-- )
Statement of responsibility
Ismet Prcic
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ismet Prcic's brilliant, provocative, and propulsory energetic debut is about a young Bosnian, also named Ismet Prcic, who has fled his war-torn homeland and is now struggling to reconcile his past with his present life in California. He is advised that in order to make peace with the corrosive guilt he harbors over leaving behind his family behind, he must 'write everything.' The result is a great rattlebag of memories, confessions, and fictions: sweetly humorous recollections of Ismet's childhood in Tuzla appear alongside anguished letters to his mother about the challenges of life in this new world. As Ismet's foothold in the present falls away, his writings are further complicated by stories from the point of view of another young man-real or imagined-named Mustafa, who joined a troop of elite soldiers and stayed in Bosnia to fight. When Mustafa's story begins to overshadow Ismet's new-world identity, the reader is charged with piecing together the fragments of a life that has become eerily unrecognizable, even to the one living it. Shards is a thrilling read-a harrowing war story, a stunningly inventive coming of age, and a heartbreaking saga of a splintered family
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Prcic, Ismet
Dewey number
891.83936
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Young men
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Immigrants
  • Bosnian Americans
  • Families
  • Psychological fiction
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
( --shards-- ), Ismet Prcic, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802195067
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11778974
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11778974
System control number
(MWT)MWT11778974
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
( --shards-- ), Ismet Prcic, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802195067
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11778974
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11778974
System control number
(MWT)MWT11778974
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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