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The Resource The Island of Missing Trees : A Novel, (electronic resource)

The Island of Missing Trees : A Novel, (electronic resource)

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The Island of Missing Trees : A Novel
Title
The Island of Missing Trees
Title remainder
A Novel
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Language
eng
Summary
"A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times." -David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he's searching for lost love. Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family's troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world. A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak's best work yet
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EBLCP
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1971-
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Shafak, Elif
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.H328
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Cyprus
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Island of Missing Trees : A Novel, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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multicolored
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Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781635578607
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unknown
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b8e5096c-80b8-466e-8f32-dce3a8607193
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)1267766997
  • (OCoLC)on1267766997
Label
The Island of Missing Trees : A Novel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781635578607
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b8e5096c-80b8-466e-8f32-dce3a8607193
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1267766997
  • (OCoLC)on1267766997

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