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The dragonfly sea : a novel

Author: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A vibrant, stunningly global novel about a young woman struggling to find her place--a poignant exploration of fate, mortality, love, and loss. On the small island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya, lives a girl named Ayaana. She is solitary and stubborn--she and her mother, Munira, are outcasts from the insular local society--and her kitten is her main companion. When a wizened sailor named Muhidin, also an outsider,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungromans
Bildungsromans
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Owuor, Yvonne Adhiambo.
Dragonfly sea.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
(DLC) 2018023670
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
ISBN: 9780451494047 0451494040
OCLC Number: 1037888169
Notes: Map on endpapers.
Description: 489 pages : map ; 25 cm
Responsibility: by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor.

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A vibrant, stunningly global novel about a young woman struggling to find her place--a poignant exploration of fate, mortality, love, and loss. On the small island of Pate, off the coast of Kenya, lives a girl named Ayaana. She is solitary and stubborn--she and her mother, Munira, are outcasts from the insular local society--and her kitten is her main companion. When a wizened sailor named Muhidin, also an outsider, enters their lives, Ayaana receives what she has long hoped for: a father. But this makeshift family's happiness crumbles as Ayaana grows into adulthood and the threats against her begin to mount: from an Islamic extremist, from the black-clad strangers who kidnap Muhidin's son, from a human trafficker, from the simmering resentments of those around her. So when a contingent of cultural emissaries from China invite Ayaana abroad, she embarks on a dramatic ship's journey to the Far East, where she will make friends and enemies; be seduced by the mercurial scion of a powerful Turkish business family; be initiated into a world of intrigue and passion and high stakes; and, at last, find understanding where she least expects it. Her one constant remains her devotion to the sea, which pulls her across the globe in search of a place where she can love and be loved. The Dragonfly Sea is a transcendent, gloriously told story of adventure, fraught choices, and of the inexorable need for shelter in a dangerous world"--

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