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The Resource If you want to make god laugh, Bianca Marais

If you want to make god laugh, Bianca Marais

Label
If you want to make god laugh
Title
If you want to make god laugh
Statement of responsibility
Bianca Marais
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of Hum if You Don't Know the Words comes a rich, unforgettable story of three unique women in post-Apartheid South Africa who are brought together in their darkest time, and discover the ways that love can transcend the strictest of boundaries. On the outskirts of Johannesburg, seventeen-year-old Zodwa Bambisa lives in desperate poverty in tiny metal shack in a squatter camp, under the shadowy threat of a civil war and a growing AIDS epidemic. Eight months pregnant with a child she doesnot want, Zodwa carefully guards secrets that could get her killed if discovered. Meanwhile, at a rural farm outside the city, estranged sisters Ruth and Delilah each face a personal crisis that sends them back to their childhood home to lick their wounds. They live together in an uneasy peace until the day that they find a newborn baby on their doorstep. Abandoned with only a blanket wrapped around him, the child will change everything for the sisters, upending what they believed about race, motherhood,and the power of the past. As the mystery surrounding the infant's discovery grows, Zodwa, Ruth, and Delilah become inextricably linked. What follows is a mesmerizing look at family, identity, and the lengths to which the human heart will go to protectitself and the ones it loves"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marais, Bianca
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.4.M3414
LC item number
I3 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Apartheid
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
Label
If you want to make god laugh, Bianca Marais
Instantiates
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
BK0024036873
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780735219311
Lccn
2018052506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
If you want to make god laugh, Bianca Marais
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
BK0024036873
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780735219311
Lccn
2018052506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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