Most widely held works by Peter Orner
The second coming of Mavala Shikongo : a novel by Peter Orner ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 731 libraries worldwide
"Set in Namibia just after independence in the early 1990s, Peter Orner's first novel is a chronicle of the long days, short loves, and cold nights at Goas, an all-boys Catholic primary school so deep in the veld that "even the baboons feel sorry for us." Though physically isolated in semi-desert beneath a relentless sun, the people of Goas create an alternate, more fertile universe through the stories they tell each other. The book's central character is Mavala Shikongo, a combat veteran who fought in Namibia's long war for independence against South Africa. She has recently returned to the school--with a child, but no husband. Mavala is modern, restless, and driven, in sharp contrast to conservative Goas. All the male teachers (including a bumbling but observant volunteer from Cincinnati) try not to fall in love with her. Everyone fails--immediately and miserably." -- from the publisher - (July 2006).
Underground America : narratives of undocumented lives ( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Underground America presents the remarkable oral histories of men and women living without legal status and struggling to carve a life for themselves in the U.S.--[Book jacket]
Esther stories by Peter Orner ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and French and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Recueil de nouvelles peuplées de personnages marqués par des accidents de la vie, un meurtre, la représentation d'une pièce de théâtre, des souvenirs de guerre, la mort d'un être cher, etc.
Hope Deferred : Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The twenty-five men and women who tell their stories in Hope Deferred comprise a unique colletion of voices from Zimbabweans of all ages and backgrounds. They are mothers and fathers, former soldiers and policemen, entrepreneurs, traders, and activists. Many have fled their home country in search of peace and opportunity elsewhere. --Book Jacket.
En las sombras de Estados Unidos : narraciones de inmigrantes indocumentados ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The best American short stories, 2001 [selected stories ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
An audio sampling of the premier annual showcase of the country's finest short fiction.
Die Wiederkehr der Mavala Shikongo Roman by Peter Orner ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in German and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Love and shame and love : a novel by Peter Orner ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Seep : five stories by Peter Orner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Dans les murs by Peter Orner ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Poursuit l'exploration de coins de vies dévastées, des existences rattrapées par le passé. Un enfant regarde le bois d'une table où sont gravées des initiales, celles de sa mère. Un couple silencieux revit sans fin la mort de leur enfant unique. Une femme entend dans les murs de son appartement les cris de la petite fille qui a un jour été violée...
Don't listen to what I'm about to say : voices of Zimbabwe ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
De terugkeer van Mavala Shikongo : roman by Peter Orner ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Op een kleine basisschool in een warme uithoek van Namibië worden de hoofden van de mannen op hol gebracht als ze bezoek krijgen van een vroegere guerilla-strijdster.
Good kids by Benjamin Nugent ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Un solo tipo di vento by Peter Orner ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Borrowed rooms by Peter Orner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
American fiction Americans Artists' books Audiobooks Biography Boys--Education Catholic schools Domestic fiction Domestic fiction, American Emigration and immigration--Social aspects Families Fiction History Illegal aliens Interviews Jewish families Jewish fiction Manners and customs Namibia Oral history Political persecution Political violence Short stories, American Single mothers United States Women teachers Zimbabwe