The Resource Housegirl, Michael Donkor

Housegirl, Michael Donkor

Label
Housegirl
Title
Housegirl
Statement of responsibility
Michael Donkor
Title variation
House girl
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A moving and unexpectedly funny exploration of friendship and family, shame and forgiveness, Michael Donkor's debut novel follows three adolescent girls grappling with a shared experience: the joys and sorrows of growing up. Belinda knows how to follow the rules. As a housegirl, she has learned the right way to polish water glasses, to wash and fold a hundred handkerchiefs, and to keep a tight lid on memories of the village she left behind when she came to Kumasi. Mary is still learning the rules. Eleven-years-old and irrepressible, the young housegirl-in-training is the little sister Belinda never had. Amma has had enough of the rules. A straight-A student at her exclusive London school, she has always been the pride of her Ghanaian parents--until now. Watching their once-confident teenager grow sullen and wayward, they decide that sensible Belinda is the shining example Amma needs. So Belinda must leave Mary behind as she is summoned from Ghana to London, where she tries to impose order on her unsettling new world. As summer turns to autumn, Belinda and Amma are surprised to discover common ground. But when the cracks in their defenses open up, the secrets they have both been holding tightly threaten to seep out
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donkor, Michael
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6104.O543
LC item number
H68 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Household employees
  • Children of immigrants
  • Friendship
  • Children of immigrants
  • Friendship
  • Household employees
  • London (England)
  • Ghana
  • England
  • Ghana
  • Domestic fiction
  • Domestic fiction
  • Fiction
Label
Housegirl, Michael Donkor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain as HOLD by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781250305176
Lccn
2018022706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037896081
  • 866821
  • (OCoLC)on1037896081
  • 866821
Label
Housegirl, Michael Donkor
Publication
Note
Originally published in Great Britain as HOLD by 4th Estate, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781250305176
Lccn
2018022706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1037896081
  • 866821
  • (OCoLC)on1037896081
  • 866821

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