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The Resource A teaspoon of earth and sea : a novel, by Dina Nayeri, (electronic resource)

A teaspoon of earth and sea : a novel, by Dina Nayeri, (electronic resource)

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A teaspoon of earth and sea : a novel
Title
A teaspoon of earth and sea
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Dina Nayeri
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Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spellbinding in its narration, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is the story of an Iranian girl who, separated from her mother and twin sister during the turmoil following the Iranian Revolution, invents a rich, imaginative world in which they live. Growing up in a small fishing village in 1980s Iran, eleven-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister Mahtab are fascinated by America. They keep lists of English vocabulary words and collect contraband copies of Life magazine and Beatles cassettes. So when Saba suddenly finds herself abandoned, alone with her father in Iran, she is certain that her mother and sister have moved to America without her. Bereft, she aches for their company, and for the Western life she believes she is being denied. All her life she had been taught that "fate is in the blood," which must mean that twins will live the same life, even if separated by land and sea. Thus, over the next several years, as Saba falls in and out of love and struggles with the limited possibilities available to her as a woman in Iran, she imagines a simultaneous, parallel life, a Western version, for her sister. But where Saba's story has all the grit and brutality of real life in postrevolutionary Iran, her sister's life-as Saba envisions it-gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of. Filled with a colorful cast of characters, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea is told in a bewitching voice that mingles the rhythms of Eastern storytelling with straightforward Western prose and tells a story about the importance of controlling your own fate
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Nayeri, Dina
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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Read by Sneha Mathan
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  • Mathan, Sneha
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  • Young women
  • Self-realization in women
Target audience
adult
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Label
A teaspoon of earth and sea : a novel, by Dina Nayeri, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 28 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781470848224
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT10878682
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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10878682
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MWT10878682
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
A teaspoon of earth and sea : a novel, by Dina Nayeri, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 28 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470848224
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10878682
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10878682
System control number
MWT10878682
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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