The Resource ( --shards-- ), Ismet Prcic

( --shards-- ), Ismet Prcic

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Ismet Prcic
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ismet Prcic's brilliant, provocative, and propulsory 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 behind 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
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Summary
A young Bosnian, Ismet Prcic, who has fled his war-torn homeland for California, uses writing to come to terms with his past, while another Bosnian, Mustafa, stays in his country to fight
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Tone
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Award
  • Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • Oregon Book Awards, Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, 2013.
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10004063
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Prcic, Ismet
Dewey number
891.83936
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Young men
  • Yugoslav War, 1991-1995
  • Immigrants
  • Bosnian Americans
  • Families
  • Psychological fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
( --shards-- ), Ismet Prcic
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12209918
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802195067
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12209918
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12209918
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
( --shards-- ), Ismet Prcic
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12209918
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802195067
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12209918
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12209918
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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