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The Resource Mother India : a novel, Tova Reich

Mother India : a novel, Tova Reich

Label
Mother India : a novel
Title
Mother India
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Tova Reich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Reich is the author of the novels "One Hundred Philistine Foreskins," "My Holocaust," "The Jewish War," "Master of the Return," and "Mara." Her stories have appeared in the "Atlantic," "Harper's," "AGNI," "Ploughshares," and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the National Magazine Award for Fiction, the Edward Lewis Wallant Book Award, as well as other prizes."--
  • "'Literary, lyrical, and cuttingly satiric, Mother India is a brilliantly original novel about Jews who go to India to find transformation and eternal release from the sufferings of life. Narrated in luminous prose by Meena, a Jewish American lesbian who has claimed India as her home, the novel is vividly populated by the darkly comic universe of three generations of women along with other family members, as well as by the Indians whose world they seek to penetrate. There is Meena's religiously observant mother, Ma, whose desire to remove herself from the wheel of life plays out in a Faulknerian funeral procession and cremation on the banks of the holy river Ganges; Meena's daughter, Maya, a misunderstood child coming of age in an emotionally treacherous household; her ex-wife, Geeta, a privileged and hedonistic Indian woman who enters their world with devastating consequences; Meena's twin brother, Shmelke, a charismatic rabbi turned guru and international fugitive; and the Indian servant, Manika, whose loyalty to the family both sustains and shackles them."--
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Reich, Tova,
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Americans
  • Women
  • Jews
  • Lesbians
  • Divorced people
  • Parent and child
  • India
  • Jewish fiction
  • Jews
  • United States
Label
Mother India : a novel, Tova Reich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
1037292064
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780815611066
Lccn
2018024320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037292064
Label
Mother India : a novel, Tova Reich
Publication
Copyright
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
1037292064
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9780815611066
Lccn
2018024320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1037292064

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