Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Small country: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALBERTINE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise.

These are carefree days of laughter and adventure – sneaking Supermatch cigarettes and gorging on stolen mangoes – as he and his mischievous gang of friends transform their tiny cul-de-sac into their kingdom.

But dark clouds are gathering over this small country, and soon their peaceful existence will shatter when Burundi, and neighboring Rwanda, are brutally hit by civil war and genocide.
A novel of extraordinary power and beauty, Small Country describes an end of innocence as seen through the eyes of a child caught in the maelstrom of history. Shot through with shadows and light, tragedy and humor, it is a stirring tribute not only to a dark chapter in Africa's past, but also to the bright days that preceded it.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781524759872
9781524759896
9780525633600
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID9de42704-1f3e-ce9a-0ccd-d038bfd05b2a
Grouping Titlesmall country
Grouping Authorgael faye
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-06-21 02:42:19AM
Last Indexed2021-06-21 03:10:54AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780525633600

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Ardizzone, Sarah, 1970-
authorGaël Faye
author2-roleArdizzone, Sarah,1970-translator.
author_displayFaye, Gaël
available_at_catalogCarmichael
Central
Courtland
Elk Grove
South Natomas
detailed_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
Courtland
Elk Grove
South Natomas
display_descriptionAlready an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALBERTINE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE
Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise.

These are carefree days of laughter and adventure – sneaking Supermatch cigarettes and gorging on stolen mangoes – as he and his mischievous gang of friends transform their tiny cul-de-sac into their kingdom.

But dark clouds are gathering over this small country, and soon their peaceful existence will shatter when Burundi, and neighboring Rwanda, are brutally hit by civil war and genocide.
A novel of extraordinary power and beauty, Small Country describes an end of innocence as seen through the eyes of a child caught in the maelstrom of history. Shot through with shadows and light, tragedy and humor, it is a stirring tribute not only to a dark chapter in Africa's past, but also to the bright days that preceded it.
format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
id9de42704-1f3e-ce9a-0ccd-d038bfd05b2a
isbn9780525633600
9781524759872
9781524759896
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:1ecac910-e07f-445e-a96e-1290e07e5404-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b25437082.i78311779CourtlandFICTION Faye, G.1falsefalseOn Shelfcouag
ils:.b25437082.i7831172xElk GroveFICTION Faye, G.1falsefalseOn Shelfelkag
ils:.b25437082.i78311767South NatomasFICTION Faye, G.1falsefalseOn Shelfnatag
ils:.b25437082.i78311743CarmichaelFICTION Faye, G.1falsefalseOn Shelfcarag
ils:.b25437082.i78311731CentralFICTION Faye, G.1falsefalseOn Shelfcenag
overdrive:e0103c98-12fe-4804-bd81-e54e0fe19f39-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books2falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Fiction
last_indexed2021-06-21T10:10:54.705Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogFICTION Faye, G.
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogCarmichael
Central
Courtland
Elk Grove
South Natomas
primary_isbn9781524759872
publishDate2018
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:1ecac910-e07f-445e-a96e-1290e07e5404eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2018
ils:.b25437082BookBooksFirst United States edition.EnglishHogarth, [2018]183 pages ; 22 cm.
overdrive:e0103c98-12fe-4804-bd81-e54e0fe19f39eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2018
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:1ecac910-e07f-445e-a96e-1290e07e5404-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b25437082.i78311779On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25437082.i7831172xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25437082.i78311767On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25437082.i78311743On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b25437082.i78311731On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:e0103c98-12fe-4804-bd81-e54e0fe19f39-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetBurundi -- Fiction
War stories
title_displaySmall country : a novel
title_fullSmall Country A Novel
Small country : a novel / Gaël Faye ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone
title_shortSmall country
title_suba novel
topic_facetFiction
Literature