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Beloved strangers : a memoir, Maria Chaudhuri

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Beloved strangers : a memoir
Title
Beloved strangers
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Maria Chaudhuri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of Maria Chaudhuri's early memories growing up in Dhaka was planning to run away with her friend Nadia. Home was not an especially unhappy place, but in Maria's family, joy was ephemeral. With a mother who yearned for the mountains and the solitariness and freedom to pursue her own dreams and career, and a charismatic but distant father who found it difficult to express emotion, they were never able to hold on to happiness for very long. Maria studied the Holy Book and said her daily prayers, yet struggled to reconcile her inner self with her faith and her family. She dreamed, like her mother, of unstitching the seam of her life. Her neighbor, Bablu, both excited and repulsed Maria by showing her a yellowing pornographic magazine, but Mala, a girl her own age who came to work in their house, with her wise eyes and wicked smile, made Maria dizzy with longing. When she moved to New England to attend college at eighteen Maria faced new opportunities and challenges, including meeting Yameen, a man who lived in Jersey City and wooed her, but was not what he seemed... From Dhaka to Jersey City, Beloved Strangers is a candid and moving account of growing up and a meditation on why people leave their homes and why they sometimes find it difficult to return. This unforgettable memoir will resonate with anyone carving out a place for herself in the world, straddling two cultures while trying to find a place to belong"--
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Title
Beloved strangers
Creator
Summary
A personal account of the author's upbringing in Dhaka describes the ephemeral family perspectives that made happiness elusive, her struggles to reconcile her inner self with her faith and the impact of friends on her education and beliefs
Subject
Genre
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10313166
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 305.8914126073092
  • 920
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.B13
LC item number
C47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Maria Chaudhuri
Beloved strangers : a memoir, Maria Chaudhuri
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Beloved strangers : a memoir, Maria Chaudhuri
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/229/9781620406229/image/lgcover.9781620406229.jpg
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2014"--Title page verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue -- Saving Grace -- Fallen -- Beloved Strangers -- Deep End -- Sweet, Sour and Bitter -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn866251994
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
199 p. :
Isbn
9781620406229
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041951
System control number
(OCoLC)866251994

Library Locations

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