The Resource Happiness, Aminatta Forna, (ebook)

Happiness, Aminatta Forna, (ebook)

Label
Happiness
Title
Happiness
Statement of responsibility
Aminatta Forna
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide-Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist there to deliver a keynote speech. From this chance encounter, Aminatta Forna's unerring powers of observation show how in the midst of the rush of a great city lie numerous moments of connection. Attila has arrived in London with two tasks: to deliver a keynote speech on trauma, as he has done many times before; and to contact the daughter of friends, his 'niece' who hasn't called home in a while. Ama has been swept up in an immigration crackdown, and now her young son Tano is missing. When, by chance, Attila runs into Jean again, she mobilizes the network of rubbish men she uses as volunteer fox spotters. Security guards, hotel doormen, traffic wardens-mainly West African immigrants who work the myriad streets of London-come together to help. As the search for Tano continues, a deepening friendship between Attila and Jean unfolds. Meanwhile a consulting case causes Attila to question the impact of his own ideas on trauma, the values of the society he finds himself in, and a grief of his own. In this delicate tale of love and loss, of cruelty and kindness, Forna asks us to consider the interconnectedness of lives, our co-existence with one another and all living creatures, and the true nature of happiness
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Forna, Aminatta
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Happiness
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Happiness, Aminatta Forna, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802165572
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12046882
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12046882
System control number
MWT12046882
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Happiness, Aminatta Forna, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802165572
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12046882
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12046882
System control number
MWT12046882
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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