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The Resource How to love a Jamaican : stories, Alexia Arthurs

How to love a Jamaican : stories, Alexia Arthurs

Label
How to love a Jamaican : stories
Title
How to love a Jamaican
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Alexia Arthurs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns, these eleven stories form a portrait of a nation, a people, and a way of life. In "Light-Skinned Girls and Kelly Rowlands," an NYU student befriends a fellow Jamaican whose privileged West Coast upbringing has blinded her to the hard realities of race. In "Mash Up Love," a twin's chance sighting of his estranged brother--the prodigal son of the family--stirs up unresolved feelings of resentment. In "Bad Behavior," a couple leave their wild teenage daughter with her grandmother in Jamaica, hoping the old ways will straighten her out. In "Mermaid River," a Jamaican teenage boy is reunited with his mother in New York after eight years apart. In "The Ghost of Jia Yi," a recently murdered student haunts a despairing Jamaican athlete recruited to an Iowa college. And in "Shirley from a Small Place," a world-famous pop star retreats to her mother's big new house in Jamaica, which still holds the power to restore something vital
  • This collection of short stories sweeps from close-knit island communities on Jamaica to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns. In them, Arthurs forms a portrait of a nation, a people, and a way of life. -- adapted from jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arthurs, Alexia,
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.R764
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jamaicans
  • Jamaican Americans
Label
How to love a Jamaican : stories, Alexia Arthurs
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Light-skinned girls and Kelly Rowlands -- Mash up love -- Slack -- Bad behavior -- Island -- Mermaid River -- The ghost of Jia Yi -- How to love a Jamaican -- On shelf -- We eat our daughters -- Shirley from a small place
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781524799205
Lccn
2018006289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1008876270
  • (OCoLC)1008876270
  • 2354181
Label
How to love a Jamaican : stories, Alexia Arthurs
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Light-skinned girls and Kelly Rowlands -- Mash up love -- Slack -- Bad behavior -- Island -- Mermaid River -- The ghost of Jia Yi -- How to love a Jamaican -- On shelf -- We eat our daughters -- Shirley from a small place
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9781524799205
Lccn
2018006289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • on1008876270
  • (OCoLC)1008876270
  • 2354181

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