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The Resource Happiness, Aminatta Forna

Happiness, Aminatta Forna

Label
Happiness
Title
Happiness
Statement of responsibility
Aminatta Forna
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London. A fox makes its way across Waterloo Bridge. The distraction causes two pedestrians to collide--Jean, an American studying the habits of urban foxes, and Attila, a Ghanaian psychiatrist there to deliver a keynote speech. From this chance encounter, Aminatta Forna's unerring powers of observation show how in the midst of the rush of a great city lie numerous moments of connection. Attila has arrived in London with two tasks: to deliver a keynote speech on trauma, as he has done many times before; and to contact the daughter of friends, his "niece" who hasn't called home in a while. Ama has been swept up in an immigration crackdown, and now her young son Tano is missing. When, by chance, Attila runs into Jean again, she mobilizes the network of rubbish men she uses as volunteer fox spotters. Security guards, hotel doormen, traffic wardens--mainly West African immigrants who work the myriad streets of London--come together to help. As the search for Tano continues, a deepening friendship between Attila and Jean unfolds. Meanwhile a consulting case causes Attila to question the impact of his own ideas on trauma, the values of the society he finds himself in, and a grief of his own. In this delicate tale of love and loss, of cruelty and kindness, Forna asks us to consider the interconnectedness of lives, our co-existence with one another and all living creatures, and the true nature of happiness.--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Forna, Aminatta
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6106.O766
LC item number
H37 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Self-realization
  • Happiness
Label
Happiness, Aminatta Forna
Instantiates
Publication
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
ocn992269354
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780802127556
Lccn
2017043798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992269354
Label
Happiness, Aminatta Forna
Publication
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
ocn992269354
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780802127556
Lccn
2017043798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)992269354

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