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The Resource This house is not for sale : a novel, E. C. Osondu

This house is not for sale : a novel, E. C. Osondu

Label
This house is not for sale : a novel
Title
This house is not for sale
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
E. C. Osondu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The award-winning author of Voice of America paints a vivid, fully imagined portrait of an extraordinary African family and the house that holds them together. A powerful tale of family and community, This House Is Not for Sale brings to life an African neighborhood and one remarkable house, seen through the eyes of a young member of the household. The house lies in a town seemingly lost in time, full of colorful, larger-than-life characters; at the narratives heart are Grandpa, the family patriarch whose occasional cruelty is balanced by his willingness to open his doors to those in need, and the house itself, which becomes a character in its own right and takes on the scale of legend. From the decades-long rivalry between owners of two competing convenience stores to the man who convinces his neighbors to give up their earthly possessions to prepare for the end of the world, Osondus story captures a place beyond the reach of the outside world, full of superstitions and myths that sustain its people. Osondus prose has the lightness and magic of fable, but his themes, poverty, disease, the arrival of civilization, in an isolated community are timeless and profound. At once full of joyful energy and quiet heartbreak, This House Is Not for Sale is an utterly original novel from a master storyteller
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osondu, E. C
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.O856
LC item number
T55 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION/General
  • Extramartial relations
  • Family problems
  • Parent and child
  • Africa
Label
This house is not for sale : a novel, E. C. Osondu
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn880237180
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780061990885
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014013856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1171320
  • (Sirsi) o880237180
  • (OCoLC)880237180
Label
This house is not for sale : a novel, E. C. Osondu
Publication
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
ocn880237180
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
182 pages
Isbn
9780061990885
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014013856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1171320
  • (Sirsi) o880237180
  • (OCoLC)880237180

Library Locations

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      303 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32202, US
      30.328998 -81.657873
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