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The Resource The overwhelming : a play, J.T. Rogers

The overwhelming : a play, J.T. Rogers

Label
The overwhelming : a play
Title
The overwhelming
Title remainder
a play
Statement of responsibility
J.T. Rogers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a middle-aged American academic who desperately needs to publish a book in order to gain tenure. Jack Exley leaps at the chance to go to Rwanda to write about his old college classmate Dr. Joseph Gasana, who in the intervening years has specialized in treating children stricken by AIDS. But when Jack, along with his African-American second wife, Linda, and his disaffected teenage son, Geoffrey, arrives in Kigali in early 1994, he is not only unable to find Joseph, he is unable to find anyone who will even admit to having known the Tutsi doctor. Befriended by both a cynical American diplomat and a perhaps too-helpful Hutu political power broker, Jack and his family slowly, then urgently, become enmeshed in the tension and terror, the professional risks and personal betrayals, that they ultimately realize mark the start of a genocidal war - a horror that they can sense is coming but cannot comprehend or control."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rogers, J. T.
Dewey number
812/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Americans
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Kigali (Rwanda)
  • Civil War (Rwanda : 1994)
  • Americans
  • Americans
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
Label
The overwhelming : a play, J.T. Rogers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2006 in slightly different form by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Overwhelming -- What came after : a postscript -- Rwanda-"Never again" by Fergal Keane -- "Just words."
Control code
ocn131068880
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvi, 137 pages
Isbn
9780865479746
Lccn
2007020535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)131068880
Label
The overwhelming : a play, J.T. Rogers
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2006 in slightly different form by Faber and Faber Limited, Great Britain"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Overwhelming -- What came after : a postscript -- Rwanda-"Never again" by Fergal Keane -- "Just words."
Control code
ocn131068880
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xvi, 137 pages
Isbn
9780865479746
Lccn
2007020535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)131068880

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