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The Konkans

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 10 Feb 2009
Francisco D'Sai is a firstborn son of a firstborn son—all the way back to the beginning of a long line of proud Konkans. Known as the "Jews of India," the Konkans kneeled before the Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama's sword and before Saint Francis Xavier’s cross, abandoned their Hindu traditions, and became Catholics. In 1973 Francisco's Konkan father, Lawrence, and American mother, Denise, move to Chicago, where Francisco is born. His father, who does his best to assimilate into American culture, drinks a lot and speaks little. But his mother, who served in the Peace Corps in India, and his uncle Sam (aka Samuel Erasmus D'Sai) are passionate raconteurs who do their best to preserve the family's Konkan heritage. Friends, allies, and eventually lovers, Sam and Denise feed Francisco’s imagination with proud visions of India and Konkan history.
Filled with romance, comedy, and masterful storytelling, The Konkans leaves us surprised by what secrets history may hold for us if only we wonder enough to look.
 
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780156034937
ISBN-10: 015603493X
Pagini: 320
Dimensiuni: 135 x 203 x 19 mm
Greutate: 0.30 kg
Ediția: First Edition
Editura: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Colecția Mariner Books
Locul publicării: United States

Recenzii

PRAISE FOR WHITEMAN

"Quirky, seductive and funny . . . The author has acquired the arts of a master storyteller, and each little tale nestled in this novel has an intoxicating, fireside charm. Some of the tales are sad, or spooky or bawdy, but all of them seamlessly combine the ancient allure of folklore with a modern, Western literary elegance."--Salon

"It's the quality of vision that makes D'Souza's novel notable and, for a first book, unusual."?The New York Times Book Review

PRAISE FOR THE KONKANS
“[A] savvy storyteller with a clear, soulful voice . . . [D’Souza] has created . . . an affectionate exploration of personal identity in order to make sense of conflicting parts—and thus become whole in a multicultural world.”—Entertainment Weekly “D’Souza’s compelling tale of one extended family’s trials and triumphs in a foreign land is an astute glimpse of the challenges, dangers, and rewards of assimilation.” —Boston Globe