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The Resource The rope : a novel, Kanan Makiya

The rope : a novel, Kanan Makiya

Label
The rope : a novel
Title
The rope
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kanan Makiya
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the best-selling author of Republic of Fear, a gritty, unflinching, haunting novel about Iraqi failure in the wake of the 2003 American war. Told from the perspective of a Shi'ite militiaman whose participation in the execution of Saddam Hussein changes his life in ways he could not anticipate, the novel examines the birth of sectarian politics out of a legacy of betrayal and victimhood. A nameless narrator stumbles upon a corpse on the day of the fall of Saddam Hussein. Swept up in the tumultuous politics of the American occupation, he is taken on a journey that concludes with the discovery of what happened to his father who disappeared in the tyrant's Gulag in 1991. His questions about his father, like those surrounding the mysterious corpse outside his house, were ignored by his mother, and by his uncle, in whose house he was raised. But he is older now, and a fighter in his uncle's Army of the Awaited One, which is leading an insurrection against the occupation. Clues accumulate: a letter surreptitiously delivered to his mother during his father's imprisonment; stories told by his dying grandfather. Not until the last hour before the tyrant's execution, is the narrator given the final piece of the puzzle. It comes from Saddam Hussein himself. It is a story about loyalty and betrayal; victims turned victimizers; secrecy and loss. And about identity--the haste with which it is cobbled together, or undone, always at terrible cost. It is a story that will stay with readers long after they finish the final page"--
Summary
A Shi'ite militiaman who has never received answers about the father who disappeared in Saddam Hussein's gulag years earlier participates in the dictator's execution in ways that profoundly change his life and reflect the politics and violence of America's war in Iraq
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10473033
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A357
LC item number
R67 2016
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The rope : a novel, Kanan Makiya
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5779953
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 319 pages
Isbn
9781101870471
Lccn
2015026187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911594067
  • (OCoLC)911594067
Label
The rope : a novel, Kanan Makiya
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5779953
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 319 pages
Isbn
9781101870471
Lccn
2015026187
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn911594067
  • (OCoLC)911594067

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