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The Resource Missile paradise, Ron Tanner

Missile paradise, Ron Tanner

Label
Missile paradise
Title
Missile paradise
Statement of responsibility
Ron Tanner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Marshall Islands, an island-nation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that was once a testing ground for nuclear bombs, American engineers and programmers are making and testing missiles while their "hosts," the indigenous Marshallese, sweep their streets and clean their houses. It's 2004, the Iraq war is heating up, and 9/11 is fresh in everyone's minds. Following four interconnected story lines-the meltdown of a burned-out cultural liaison who has "gone native" and bitterly resents his role in keeping the Marshallese down; a young programmer who has lost his leg in a reckless solo sailing journey; the struggles of a young widow with two children whose husband drowned in a mysterious diving accident; and the destructive spiral of a Marshallese teenager whose American girlfriend rejects him when she returns to the States-Missile. Paradise is an epic, heartbreaking, and satirical novel about the clash of cultures between the Americans trying to realize their American Dream in this seeming paradise, and the Marshallese who are both angered and bedazzled by that dream. "--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Label
Missile paradise, Ron Tanner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn908072100
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781632460097
Lccn
2016005179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908072100
Label
Missile paradise, Ron Tanner
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn908072100
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781632460097
Lccn
2016005179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908072100

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