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The Resource The water beetles : [a novel], by Michael Kaan

The water beetles : [a novel], by Michael Kaan

Label
The water beetles : [a novel]
Title
The water beetles
Title remainder
[a novel]
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Kaan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Leung family leads a life of secluded luxury in Hong Kong. But in December 1941, the Empire of Japan invades the colony. The family is quickly dragged into a spiral of violence, repression, and starvation. To survive, they entomb themselves and their friends in the Leung mansion. But this is only a temporary reprieve, and the Leungs are forced to send their children away. The youngest boy, Chung-Man, escapes with some of his siblings, and together they travel deep into the countryside to avoid the Japanese invaders. But when the Japanese arrive, Chung-Man is once again taken captive, entering a new cycle of violence and punishment until he finally breaks free and returns to Hong Kong. Deeply scarred, Chung-Man drifts, enveloped by the unspoken vestiges of war. It is only as he leaves home once again that he finally glimpses a way to keep living with his troubled and divided self. Winner of the 2018 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction and the 2018 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. 2017
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CaOTBNL
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Kaan, Michael
Form of composition
other
PerformerNote
Gerald Gibson
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Gibson, Gerald
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  • Families
  • Survival
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hong Kong (China)
Target audience
specialized
Label
The water beetles : [a novel], by Michael Kaan
Link
http://www.celalibrary.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?lang=eng&theme=reset&surl=search-cela#searchTerm=DC53539&index=Cnibcallno&where=cat
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Publication
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Restricted to the print disabled. Some title and publication information taken from CELA/CNIB website. Subtitle taken from regular print edition
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (78 files : 132 MB).
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (9 hrs., 35 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780616947487
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Publisher number
DC53539
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
System details
System Requirements: Daisy player. DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The water beetles : [a novel], by Michael Kaan
Link
http://www.celalibrary.ca/iguana/www.main.cls?lang=eng&theme=reset&surl=search-cela#searchTerm=DC53539&index=Cnibcallno&where=cat
Publication
Note
Restricted to the print disabled. Some title and publication information taken from CELA/CNIB website. Subtitle taken from regular print edition
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (78 files : 132 MB).
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (9 hrs., 35 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780616947487
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Publisher number
DC53539
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
System details
System Requirements: Daisy player. DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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