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The Resource Farewell, my orange, Iwaki Kei ; translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

Farewell, my orange, Iwaki Kei ; translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney

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Farewell, my orange
Title
Farewell, my orange
Statement of responsibility
Iwaki Kei ; translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Two immigrants, Salimah and Sayuri, navigate isolation, a new language, and devastating loss on their way to a lifelong friendship. Far from her native country of Nigeria and now living as a single mother of two, Salimah works the night shift at a supermarket in small-town Australia. She is shy and barely speaks English, but pushes herself to sign up for an ESL class offered at the local university. At the group’s first meeting, Salimah meets Sayuri, who has come to Australia from Japan with her husband, a resident research associate at the local college. Sayuri has put her own education on hold to take care of her infant daughter and she is plagued by worries about financial instabilities and her general precariousness. When Sayuri’s daughter dies in daycare and one of Salimah’s boys leaves to live with his father, the two women look to one another for comfort and sustenance, as they slowly master their new language. Written with great warmth, Farewell, My Orange offers optimism in the face of adversity. In the stories of Salimah and Sayuri, readers will find a touching portrait of our need for others and the certainty of change
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YDX
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1971-
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Iwaki, Kei
Dewey number
895.635
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McKinney, Meredith
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  • Refugees
  • Japanese fiction
  • Japanese
  • Refugees
  • Australia
Label
Farewell, my orange, Iwaki Kei ; translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1026650430
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9781609454784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1005081
  • (OCoLC)1026650430
Label
Farewell, my orange, Iwaki Kei ; translated from the Japanese by Meredith McKinney
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
on1026650430
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
135 pages
Isbn
9781609454784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1005081
  • (OCoLC)1026650430

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