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CD FIC JAS
Edition
Unabridged.
Retail editon.
Descript.
11 audio discs (13 hr., 15 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Time
131500
Descript.
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital rdatr
optical rdarm
audio file rdaft
CD audio
Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
Title from container.
Compact discs.
Performer
Read by Soneela Nankani and Deepti Gupta.
Summary
The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters, Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirnia were never close and barely got along growing up, and now as adults, have grown even further apart. Rajni, a school principal, is a stickler for order. Jezmeen, a thirty-year-old struggling actress, fears her big break may never come. Shirina, the peacemaking "good" sister married into wealth and enjoys a picture-perfect life. On her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. After a trip to India with her mother long ago, Rajni vowed never to return. But she's always been a dutiful daughter, and cannot, even now, refuse her mother's request. Jezmeen has just been publicly fired from her television job, so the trip to India is a welcome break to help her pick up the pieces of her broken career.
Subject
Alt Author
Nankani, Soneela.
Gupta, Deepti.
ISBN/ISSN
9780062899132
09780062899132
Call #
FIC MEH
Edition
1st ed.
Descript.
291 p. ; 19 cm.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
038547007X : $20.00
Monkey King : journey to the West / Wu Cheng'en ; translated with Wu, Cheng'en, approximately 1500-approximately 1582.
Call #
FIC WU
Descript.
xlii, 339 pages : map ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note
Translation of: Xi you ji
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary
"A Chinese Lord of the Rings and one of the all-time great fantasy novels--which Neil Gaiman has said "is in the DNA of 1.5 billion people"--now in a thrilling new one-volume translation A shape-shifting trickster on a kung-fu quest for eternal life, Monkey King is one of the most memorable superheroes in world literature. High-spirited and omni-talented, he amasses dazzling weapons and skills on his journey to immortality: a gold-hooped staff that can grow as tall as the sky and shrink to the size of a needle; the ability to travel 108,000 miles in a single somersault. A master of subterfuge, he can transform himself into whomever or whatever he chooses and turn each of his body's 84,000 hairs into an army of clones. But his penchant for mischief repeatedly gets him into trouble, and when he raids Heaven's Orchard of Immortal Peaches and gorges himself on the elixirs of the gods, the Buddha pins him beneath a mountain, freeing him only five hundred years later, for a chance to redeem himself: He is to protect the pious monk Tripitaka on his fourteen-year journey to India in search of precious Buddhist sutras that will bring enlightenment to the Chinese empire. Joined by two other fallen immortals--Pigsy, a rice-loving pig able to fly with its ears, and Sandy, a depressive man-eating river-sand monster--Monkey King undergoes eighty-one trials, doing battle with Red Boy, Princess Jade-Face, the Monstress Dowager, and all manner of dragons, ogres, wizards, and femmes fatales, navigating the perils of Fire-Cloud Cave, the River of Flowing Sand, the Water-Crystal Palace, and Casserole Mountain, and being serially captured, lacquered, sautéed, steamed, and liquefied, but always hatching an ingenious plan to get himself and his fellow pilgrims out of their latest jam. Monkey King: Journey to the West is at once a rollicking adventure, a comic satire of Chinese bureaucracy, and a spring of spiritual insight. With this new translation, the irrepressible rogue hero of one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature has the potential to vault, with his signature cloud-somersault and unerring sense for fun, into the hearts of millions of Americans"-- Provided by publisher.
Note
Translated from the Chinese.
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Yang, Gene Luen.
Lovell, Julia, 1975-
ISBN/ISSN
9780143107187
0143107186
9780143136309 (pbk.)
0143136305 (pbk.)
9780141393445
0141393440
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