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Author Unnikrishnan, Deepak, author.

Title Temporary people / Deepak Unnikrishnan.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Restless Books, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Merancas Library - Leisure  PR9570.U543 U66 2017    Available
Edition First Restless books paperback edition.
Description 227 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents Book 1. Limbs. Chabter one. Gulf returns ; Chabter two. Birds ; Chabter three. Pravasis ; Chabter four. Fone ; Chabter five. Taxi man ; Chabter six. The anniversary ; Chabter seven. In Mussafah grew people ; Chabter eight. Le Musée ; Chabter nine. Akbaar: Exodus -- Book 2. Tongue. Flesh. Chabter one. Mushtibushi ; Chabter two. Glossary ; Chabter three. Blattella Germanica ; Chabter four. Pravasis Chabter five. Moonseepalty ; Chabter six. Dingolfy ; Chabter seven. Kloon ; Chabter eight. Cunninlingus ; Chabter nine. Nalinakshi -- Book 3. Veed. Chabter one. Kada (Shop), Kadha (story), Kadakaran (shopkeeper) ; Chabter two. Water ; Chabter three. Sarama ; Chabter four. t Veed ; Chabter five. Dog ; Chabter six. ; Chabter seven. Blattella Germanica ; Chabter eight. Ivday (here), Avday (there) ; Chabter nine. Baith ; Chabter ten. Pravasis= -- The names.
Summary "Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing ... The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation"--Kirkus Reviews, starred review.
Subject United Arab Emirates -- Fiction.
Foreign workers -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Asian American.
FICTION -- Magical Realism.
FICTION -- Short Stories (single author)
United Arab Emirates -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781632061423 (paperback)
1632061422 (paperback)
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