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The Resource Correspondents : a novel, Tim Murphy

Correspondents : a novel, Tim Murphy

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Correspondents : a novel
Title
Correspondents
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tim Murphy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The world is Rita Khoury's oyster. The bright and driven daughter of a Boston-area Irish-Arab family that has risen over the generations from poor immigrants to part of the coastal elite, Rita grows up in a 1980s cultural mishmash. Corned beef and cabbage sit on the dinner table alongside stuffed grape leaves and tabooleh, all cooked by Rita's mother, an Irish nurse who met her Lebanese surgeon husband while working at a hospital together. The unconventional yet close-knit family bonds over summers at the beach, wedding line-dances, and a shared obsession with the Red Sox. Rita charts herself an ambitious path through Harvard to one of the best newspapers in the country. She is posted in cosmopolitan Beirut and dates a handsome Palestinian would-be activist. But when she is assigned to cover the America-led invasion of Baghdad in 2003, she finds herself unprepared for the warzone. Her lifeline is her interpreter and fixer Nabil al-Jumaili, an equally restless young man whose dreams have been restricted by life in a deteriorating dictatorship, not to mention his own seemingly impossible desires. As the war tears Iraq apart, personal betrayal and the horrors of conflict force Rita and Nabil out of the country and into twisting, uncertain fates. What lies in wait will upend their lives forever, shattering their own notions of what they're entitled to in a grossly unjust world. Epic in scope, by turns satirical and heartbreaking, and speaking sharply to America's current moment, Correspondents is a whirlwind story about displacement from one's own roots, the violence America promotes both abroad and at home, and the resilience that allows families to remake themselves and endure even the most shocking upheavals
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Murphy, Timothy
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Journalists
  • Emigration and immigration
Label
Correspondents : a novel, Tim Murphy
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780802129376
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018058108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Correspondents : a novel, Tim Murphy
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780802129376
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018058108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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