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The color inside a melon : a novel, John Domini

Label
The color inside a melon : a novel
Title
The color inside a melon
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
John Domini
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A disastrous earthquake has Naples reeling. While the government scrambles to maintain appearances, poverty and anarchy rack the people on Italy's margins--the illegal immigrants out of Africa, known as the clandestini. One of whom has just been horrifically murdered. Enter amateur detective Risto. He's a rare success story: a refugee from Mogadishu, orphaned in his teens, he's now married the Neapolitan Paola and is the proprietor of a celebrated art gallery. The murder recalls the deaths of his loved ones years ago in Mogadishu, a trauma Risto can't outrun. Thinking to force the hand of the white authorities, Risto begins his own investigation. But once he starts playing detective, he quickly gets in over his head. Worse, his digging seems to have brought on a strange hallucination: a golden halo only he can see, like a visionary's foretelling of death. Everyone he knows, including the woman he loves, seems to brim with secrets; every discovery Risto makes drives him toward an earthquake of his own. A portrait of turmoil inside and out, The Color Inside a Melon explores race and class, belonging and exclusion in one of the world's ancient cities. Prolific author, critic, and essayist John Domini delivers an unforgettable portrait of humanity's endless struggle between moving on and making a home"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Domini, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3554.O462
LC item number
C65 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Immigrants
  • Earthquakes
Label
The color inside a melon : a novel, John Domini
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
First U.S. edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781945814853
Lccn
2018051983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049610794
  • (OCoLC)1049610794
Label
The color inside a melon : a novel, John Domini
Publication
Copyright
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
First U.S. edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9781945814853
Lccn
2018051983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049610794
  • (OCoLC)1049610794

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