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The Resource Alpha : Abidjan to Paris, Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone

Alpha : Abidjan to Paris, Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone

Label
Alpha : Abidjan to Paris
Title
Alpha
Title remainder
Abidjan to Paris
Statement of responsibility
Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Determined to reunite with his family, Alpha sets off from his home in Cote d'Ivoire, bound for Paris, where his sister-in-law has a hair salon near the Gare du Nord train station. Alpha's wife and son left for France months ago, traveling without visas, and he has heard nothing from them since. With a visa, Alpha's journey would take a matter of hours. Without one, he is adrift for over a year, encountering human traffickers in the desert, refugee camps in Mali and Algeria, overcrowded boats carrying migrants between the Canary Islands and Europe's southern coast, and a cast of companions lost and found along the way. Throughout, Alpha stays the course, carrying his loved ones' photograph close to his heart as he makes his perilous trek across the continent --
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Awards note
  • Winner English PEN Award.
  • Winner Prix Médecins sans frontières 2015.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Bessora
Dewey number
741.5/944
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6747.B478
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barroux
  • Ardizzone, Sarah
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Label
Alpha : Abidjan to Paris, Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone
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Publication
Note
"First published in English in 2016 as Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord by The Bucket List, Edinburgh. Originally published in French in 2014 as Alpha: Abidjan-Gare du Nord by Gallimard, Paris"--Title page verso
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781942658412
Lccn
2017046588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1D39747B-E15F-4357-A8A2-699C64619AB8
System control number
  • on1004957531
  • (OCoLC)1004957531
Label
Alpha : Abidjan to Paris, Bessora ; Barroux ; translated from the French by Sarah Ardizzone
Link
Publication
Note
"First published in English in 2016 as Alpha: Abidjan to Gare du Nord by The Bucket List, Edinburgh. Originally published in French in 2014 as Alpha: Abidjan-Gare du Nord by Gallimard, Paris"--Title page verso
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781942658412
Lccn
2017046588
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1D39747B-E15F-4357-A8A2-699C64619AB8
System control number
  • on1004957531
  • (OCoLC)1004957531

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