The boat people
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Published:
New York : Doubleday, [2018].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
338 pages ; 25 cm.
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Boulder Main Adult Fiction
F Bala
On Shelf
Jun 12, 2019
Boulder Meadows Adult Fiction
F Bala
Due Jul 15, 2019
Boulder Reynolds Adult Fiction
F Bala
Due Jul 18, 2019
Longmont Adult Fiction
FICTION BALA, S.
Due Jul 10, 2019
Loveland Adult Fiction
Bala, S.
On Shelf
Apr 8, 2019
Description
When a rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and five hundred fellow refugees from Sri Lanka's bloody civil war reaches Vancouver's shores, the young father thinks he and his six-year-old son can finally start a new life. Instead, the group is thrown into a detention processing center, with government officials and news headlines speculating that among the "boat people" are members of a separatist militant organization responsible for countless suicide attacks-and that these terrorists now pose a threat to Canada's national security. As the refugees become subject to heavy interrogation, Mahindan begins to fear that a desperate act taken in Sri Lanka to fund their escape may now jeopardize his and his son's chance for asylum. Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan; his lawyer, Priya, a second-generation Sri Lankan Canadian who reluctantly represents the refugees; and Grace, a third-generation Japanese Canadian adjudicator who must decide Mahindan's fate as evidence mounts against him, The Boat People is a spellbinding and timely novel that provokes a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bala, S. (2018). The boat people. First edition. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bala, Sharon. 2018. The Boat People. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bala, Sharon, The Boat People. New York: Doubleday, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bala, Sharon. The Boat People. First edition. New York: Doubleday, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385542296

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Description
"A thirty-five-year-old Sri Lankan refugee has survived the harrowing experiences of civil war, a prison camp, and a perilous ocean voyage to Canada--but his journey has only begun, as he and his young son navigate the morass of the refugee system"--,Provided by publisher.