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The Resource The illegal : a novel, Lawrence Hill

The illegal : a novel, Lawrence Hill

Label
The illegal : a novel
Title
The illegal
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Hill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This taut political thriller from Hill ("The Book of Negroes" focuses on undocumented immigrants, and how they struggle to survive in hostile nations. Keita Ali lives in the fictional island continent of Zantorland, located between Africa and Australia and best known for producing world-class marathon runners. His older sister, Charity, and well-respected journalist father, Yoyo, encourage Keitaas training as a gifted marathoner, but then Yoyo is arrested for his supposedly incendiary writings. Charity later escapes to study at Harvard, and Keita excels at racing. After the government thugs kill the dissident Yoyo, Keita flees to Clarkson, the capital of the nearby (and also fictional) island continent called Freedom State. He befriends Viola Hill, a paraplegic reporter covering the civil unrest in AfricTown, a chaotic ghetto where the glut of unwanted refugees like Keita stay. He continues running to win the prize money in marathon competitions, especially after Charity is lured back to Zantorland, kidnapped, and held for ransom. The descriptive passages of Keitaas runs offer ample excitement, while the colorful minor characters such as Lula DiStefano, athe unofficial queen of AfricTown, a and Ivernia Beech, Keitaas elderly but feisty landlady, add refreshing story elements. Hillas intricate, propulsive plot includes corruption, murder, and mayhem, and readers will be rushing to its fulfilling resolution." (Jan.)" Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly Used with permission
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Lawrence
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.H479
LC item number
I45 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
African-American
Label
The illegal : a novel, Lawrence Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015032201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780393070590
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015032201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The illegal : a novel, Lawrence Hill
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015032201
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780393070590
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015032201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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