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The Resource A spare life, Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer

A spare life, Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer

Label
A spare life
Title
A spare life
Statement of responsibility
Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer
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Language
  • eng
  • mac
  • eng
Summary
Zlata and Srebra are 12-year-old twins conjoined at the head. It is 1984 and they live in Skopje, which will one day be the capital of Macedonia but is currently a part of Yugoslavia. A Spare Life tells the story of their childhood, from their only friend Roze to their neighbor Bogdan, so poor that he one day must eat his pet rabbit. Treated as freaks and outcasts--even by their own family--the twins just want to be normal girls. But after an incident that almost destroys their bond as sisters, they fly to London, determined to be surgically separated. Will this be their liberation, or only more tightly ensnare them? At once extraordinary and quotidian, A Spare Life is a chronicle of two girls who are among the first generation to come of age under democracy in Eastern Europe. Written in touching prose by an author who is also a master poet, it is a saga about families, sisterhood, immigration, and the occult influences that shape a life. Funny, poignant, dark, and sharply observed, Zlata and Srebra reveal an existence where even the simplest of actions is unlike any we've ever experienced
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YDXCP
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1971-
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Dimkovska, Lidija
Dewey number
891.8/19
Index
no index present
Language note
English translated from Macedonian
Literary form
fiction
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Kramer, Christina Elizabeth
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  • Conjoined twins
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Families
  • Communism
Target audience
adult
Label
A spare life, Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn935988513
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
490 pages
Isbn
9781931883559
Lccn
2016938372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A spare life, Lidija Dimkovska ; translated by Christine E. Kramer
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
ocn935988513
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
490 pages
Isbn
9781931883559
Lccn
2016938372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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