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The Resource In the Country. : stories, Mia Alvar

In the Country. : stories, Mia Alvar

Label
In the Country. : stories
Title
In the Country.
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Mia Alvar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These nine globe-trotting, unforgettable stories from Mia Alvar, a remarkable new literary talent, vividly give voice to the women and men of the Filipino diaspora. Here are exiles, emigrants, and wanderers uprooting their families from the Philippines to begin new lives in the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere--and sometimes turning back again. A pharmacist living in New York smuggles drugs to his ailing father in Manila, only to discover alarming truths about his family and his past. A Filipina teacher drawn to a special pupil finds, to her surprise, that she is questioning her own marriage. A college student leans on her brother, a laborer in Saudi Arabia, to support her writing ambitions, without realizing that his is the life truly made for fiction. And in the title story, a journalist and a nurse face an unspeakable trauma amid the political turmoil of the Philippines in the 1970s and '80s. In the Country speaks to the heart of everyone who has ever searched for a place to call home. From teachers to housemaids, from mothers to sons, Alvar's powerful debut collection explores the universal experiences of loss, displacement, and the longing to connect across borders both real and imagined. Deeply compassionate and richly felt, In the Country marks the emergence of a formidable new writer
Member of
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Nancy Wu and Don Castro
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
In the Country. : stories, Mia Alvar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
s
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1613555
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3-CD; unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (13.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504646529
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
MP3 audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1613555
  • (Sirsi) 1613555
  • (MAnMC)mrq01613555
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
In the Country. : stories, Mia Alvar
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • computer disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
s
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1613555
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
MP3-CD; unabridged.
Extent
1 audio disc (13.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504646529
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
MP3 audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1613555
  • (Sirsi) 1613555
  • (MAnMC)mrq01613555
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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