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The Resource Junten los pedazos, Ismet Prcic ; traducción: María Vinós y Ricardo Vinós

Junten los pedazos, Ismet Prcic ; traducción: María Vinós y Ricardo Vinós

Label
Junten los pedazos
Title
Junten los pedazos
Statement of responsibility
Ismet Prcic ; traducción: María Vinós y Ricardo Vinós
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
Ismet Prcic's brilliant, provocative, and propulsively 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 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
Member of
Cataloging source
QBX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prcic, Ismet
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • 813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.R395
LC item number
S5318 2014
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Hotel de las letras
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Young men
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Immigrants
  • Bosnian Americans
  • Families
  • Psychological fiction
  • Spanish language materials
Label
Junten los pedazos, Ismet Prcic ; traducción: María Vinós y Ricardo Vinós
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Summary adapted from LCCN 2011277301
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.
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
442 pages
Isbn
9786077354529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
1386813
System control number
  • ocn951831678
  • (OCoLC)951831678
  • 988474
Label
Junten los pedazos, Ismet Prcic ; traducción: María Vinós y Ricardo Vinós
Publication
Copyright
Note
Summary adapted from LCCN 2011277301
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.
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
442 pages
Isbn
9786077354529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Stock number
1386813
System control number
  • ocn951831678
  • (OCoLC)951831678
  • 988474

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