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The Resource Beauty, Raphael Selbourne, (electronic resource)

Beauty, Raphael Selbourne, (electronic resource)

Label
Beauty
Title
Beauty
Statement of responsibility
Raphael Selbourne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Beauty--in name and appearance--is a twenty-year-old Bangladeshi woman, back in the UK having disgraced her family by fleeing an abusive arranged marriage. Placed on the jobseeker's treadmill and under continuing domestic pressure, in desperation, she runs away. Out in the frightening city streets, her language and culture are a comfort but complicate her every encounter--and place her at the mercy of two unlikely helpers. Mark is an ex-offender, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-breeding lad in an England shirt, the type of white man she's learnt to fear. His neighbour Peter is a middle class underachiever on the rebound from a bitter relationship. Both men are drawn to Beauty and want to show her their worlds. Determined and spirited, yet tormented by doubts, Beauty is forced to examine her beliefs and confront her future. While her brothers search for her across the city, the conflict between her desire for personal freedom and her sense of family duty deepens. What will she do?"--Cover, p. 4
Summary
Beauty - in both name and appearance - is a 20-year-old Bangladeshi, returned to England after having disgraced her family by fleeing an abusive arranged marriage. Forced onto the job-hunter's treadmill and under extreme domestic pressure, she cracks and runs away. Her encounters with officialdom, fellow claimants, and strangers in the city streets, complicated by the restrictions and comfort of her language and culture, place her at the mercy of such unlikely helpers as Mark, a friendly, Staffordshire bull terrier-breeding ex-offender, and Peter, a middle-class underachiever on the rebound from a bitter relationship. With determination and good humor, Beauty moves ever closer to making her choice between family duty and personal freedom. All the while, however, her brothers are searching for her across town. Can she make the choice herself, before she's forced to? A sharply rendered, compassionate, and challenging portrait of a fragmented, multicultural urban England.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Costa First Novel Award, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
344282
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Beauty, Raphael Selbourne, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6598A8AB-3704-472E-AF43-76E9DC7782C8
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Winner of the 2009 Costa First Novel Award"--Cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn825116965
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781906994495
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6598A8AB-3704-472E-AF43-76E9DC7782C8
System control number
(OCoLC)825116965
Label
Beauty, Raphael Selbourne, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6598A8AB-3704-472E-AF43-76E9DC7782C8
Publication
Note
"Winner of the 2009 Costa First Novel Award"--Cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn825116965
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781906994495
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6598A8AB-3704-472E-AF43-76E9DC7782C8
System control number
(OCoLC)825116965

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