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The Resource Correspondents : a novel, Tim Murphy

Correspondents : a novel, Tim Murphy

Label
Correspondents : a novel
Title
Correspondents
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tim Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning the breadth of the twentieth century and into the post-9/11 wars and their legacy, Correspondents is a powerful novel that centers on Rita Khoury, an Irish-Lebanese woman whose life and family history mirrors the story of America. Both sides of Rita's family came to the United States in the golden years of immigration, which we see beautifully rendered in the first part of the novel, and in her home north of Boston Rita grows into a stubborn, perfectionist, and relentlessly bright young woman. She studies Arabic at university and moves to cosmopolitan Beirut to work as a journalist, and is then posted to Iraq after the American invasion in 2003. In Baghdad, she finds for the first time in her life that her safety depends on someone else, her talented interpreter Nabil al-Jumaili, an equally driven young man from a middle-class Baghdad family who is hiding a secret about his sexuality. As Nabil's identity threatens to put him in jeopardy and Rita's position becomes more precarious as the war intensifies, their worlds start to unravel, forcing them out of the country and intoan uncertain future. Epic in scope, by turns funny and poignant, and moving from New England to the Middle East, Correspondents is a powerful story about the legacy of immigration, the present-day world of refugeehood, the violence that America causes both abroad and at home, and the power of the individual and the family to bring good into a world that is often brutal
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Timothy
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.U76196
LC item number
C67 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalists
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Journalists
Label
Correspondents : a novel, Tim Murphy
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
Control code
on1056195103
Edition
First edition.
Extent
440 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9780802129376
Lccn
2018058108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056195103
Label
Correspondents : a novel, Tim Murphy
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
Control code
on1056195103
Edition
First edition.
Extent
440 pages ; 24 cm
Isbn
9780802129376
Lccn
2018058108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056195103

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