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A people's history of Heaven : a novel / Mathangi Subramanian.

Available copies

  • 5 of 10 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fort Nelson Public Library.

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Fort Nelson Public Library FIC SUB (Text) 35246000975852 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -
Castlegar Public Library FIC SUB (Text) 35146002131605 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-07-30
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Nelson Public Library F SUB (Text) 3514830030525 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-08-06
Terrace Public Library SUB (Text) 35151001084227 Adult Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-07-30
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616207588
  • Physical Description: viii, 290 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
"A politically driven graffiti artist. A transgender Christian convert. A blind girl who loves to dance. A queer daughter of a hijabi union leader. These are some of the young women who live in a Bangalore slum known as Heaven, young women whom readers will come to love in the moving, atmospheric, and deeply inspiring debut, A People's History of Heaven. Welcome to Heaven, a thirty-year-old slum hidden between brand-new high-rise apartment buildings and technology incubators in contemporary Bangalore, one of India's fastest-growing cities. In Heaven, you will come to know a community of people living hand-to-mouth and constantly struggling against the city government who wants to bulldoze their homes and build yet more glass high-rises. These families, men and women, young and old, gladly support one another, sharing whatever they can. A People's History of Heaven centers on five best friends, girls who go to school together, a diverse group who love and accept one another unconditionally, pulling one another through crises and providing emotional, physical, and financial support. Together they wage war on the bulldozers that would bury their homes, and, ultimately, on the city that does not care what happens to them. This is a story about geography, history, and strength, about love and friendship, about fighting for the people and places we love--even if no one else knows they exist. Elegant, poetic, bursting with color, Mathangi Subramanian's novel is a moving and celebratory story of girls on the cusp of adulthood who find joy just in the basic act of living."-- Publisher.
Subject: Young women > India > Bangalore > Fiction.
Poor women > India > Bangalore > Fiction.
Slums > Fiction.
Wrecking > Fiction.
Gentrification > Fiction.
Bangalore (India) > Fiction.

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