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Lifted by the great nothing : a novel, Karim Dimechkie

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Lifted by the great nothing : a novel
Title
Lifted by the great nothing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karim Dimechkie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Max lives with his father, Rasheed, a sweet, funny man who fled Lebanon's civil war for New Jersey when Max was a baby. Rasheed is enamored of his idea of America--baseball and barbeques--and has tried to shed his Lebanese heritage completely. "When we are in America, " Reed (for he goes by Reed in America, not Rasheed) tells Max, "we are Americans." Rasheed has a singular purpose in life--to provide Max with a happy childhood. Though Max can't be made happy by the treehouse and musical instruments his father offers, he recognizes his father's need and assures him--as sincerely as he is able--that he is indeed happy, very happy. Max has always thought that his mother was murdered by burglars in Lebanon, but when he turns seventeen, he learns from Rasheed's ex-girlfriend that his father has been lying to him. Max's father has secrets dating from the war that have grave consequences relevant to Max's life today. As Max begins searching for the truth, from suburban America to Beirut and Paris, he unravels his true history. At the center of this offbeat, big-hearted, and often dark world are a son and his father trying to live normal lives by desperately keeping buried anything that identifies them as "other." With its poignant relationships, surprising love stories, and unsettling misadventures, Lifted by the Great Nothing is a touching and devastating portrait of a young man coming to terms with his country's--and his own--violent past"--
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Citation location within source
  • March 30, 2015
  • March 15, 2015
  • March 01, 2015
Citation source
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dimechkie, Karim
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3604.I4647
LC item number
L64 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lebanese Americans
  • Fathers and sons
  • Family secrets
  • Lebanon
Label
Lifted by the great nothing : a novel, Karim Dimechkie
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/583/9781632860583/image/lgcover.9781632860583.jpg
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Publication
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
BRD2014033821
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781632860583
Lccn
2014033821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632860583
  • (OCoLC)889164582
Label
Lifted by the great nothing : a novel, Karim Dimechkie
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/583/9781632860583/image/lgcover.9781632860583.jpg
Publication
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
BRD2014033821
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781632860583
Lccn
2014033821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632860583
  • (OCoLC)889164582

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