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FIC THA
Edition
First American edition.
Descript.
239 pages ; 22 cm
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Contents
Swimmer among the stars -- Tale of the teahouse -- Elephant at sea -- A United Nations in space -- Portrait with coal fire -- The mirrors of Iskandar -- The fall of an eyelash -- Letters home -- Cultural property -- The Phalanx -- The loss of Muzaffar -- The astrolabe -- Icebreakers.
Summary
"[A] writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary talent but also with a subtle, original, and probing mind."--Amitav Ghosh In one of the singularly imaginative stories from Kanishk Tharoor's Swimmer Among the Stars, despondent diplomats entertain themselves by playing table tennis in zero gravity--for after rising seas destroy Manhattan, the United Nations moves to an orbiting space hotel. In other tales, a team of anthropologists treks to a remote village to record a language's last surviving speaker intoning her native tongue; an elephant and his driver cross the ocean to meet the whims of a Moroccan princess; and Genghis Khan's marauding army steadily approaches an unnamed city's walls. With exuberant originality and startling vision, Tharoor cuts against the grain of literary convention, drawing equally from ancient history and current events. His world-spanning stories speak to contemporary challenges of environmental collapse and cultural appropriation, but also to the workings of legend and their timeless human truths. Whether refashioning the romances of Alexander the Great or confronting the plight of today's refugees, Tharoor writes with distinctive insight and remarkable assurance. Swimmer Among the Stars announces the arrival of a vital, enchanting talent."-- Provided by publisher.
"A debut collection of wildly original and intensely imagined stories"-- Provided by publisher.
Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780374272180 (hardcover)
Call #
BB RHA
Descript.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note
On board pages.
Title and subtitle from cover.
Summary
"The classic nursery rhyme...now the beginning of a sweet and silly rhyming adventure for toddlers!"-- Back cover
Subject
Genre
Alt Author
Farías, Carolina, 1968-
ISBN/ISSN
9781953344168 (board book)
195334416X (board book)
Call #
MATH & SCIENCE E SOL
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
1 volume (unpaged) ; color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Summary
Mabel loves the stars. She can count a few from her bedroom window and even more from the tree in her backyard. But her grandfather saw thousands of stars when he was a boy, and Mabel is determined to see that many herself. So begins Mabel's quest for a better view of the night sky. When she realizes that the glow from nearby houses and streetlights blocks her view, she enlists help from her neighbors and the town's mayor. Can they work together to discover the stars waiting for them--just up the street?
Subject
Alt Author
Davenier, Christine.
ISBN/ISSN
9780763698348
0763698342
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