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The god of chance

Author: Kirsten Thorup; Janet Garton
Publisher: London : Norvik Press, 2013.
Series: Series B (Norvik Press), no. 59.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the relationship between Ana, a high-flying Danish career woman whose work is her life, and the young teenager Mariama. Ana first meets Mariama selling snacks on a beach in Gambia, and the girl gradually becomes a substitute for the family she never had. Ana brings Mariama to Europe to be educated; the girl finds the cultural shock and living with Ana intensely difficult, whilst Ana's obsession with her  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Thorup; Janet Garton
ISBN: 9781909408036 1909408034
OCLC Number: 858845767
Description: 294 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Series B (Norvik Press), no. 59.
Other Titles: Tilfældets gud.
Responsibility: by Kirsten Thorup ; translated from the Danish and with an afterword by Janet Garton.

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Focuses on the relationship between Ana, a high-flying Danish career woman whose work is her life, and the young teenager Mariama. Ana first meets Mariama selling snacks on a beach in Gambia, and the girl gradually becomes a substitute for the family she never had. Ana brings Mariama to Europe to be educated; the girl finds the cultural shock and living with Ana intensely difficult, whilst Ana's obsession with her leads to her own carefully controlled life descending into chaos. The scene moves from colorful depictions of life in a luxury hotel in Africa, cheek by jowl with desperate poverty, to elite designer flats in Copenhagen, and finally the bustling multicultural community on the streets of London.

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