The Resource Swan dive, Brenda Hasiuk

Swan dive, Brenda Hasiuk

Label
Swan dive
Title
Swan dive
Statement of responsibility
Brenda Hasiuk
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Refugees from the Bosnian War, Lazar's family flees the Siege of Sarajevo and arrives in Winnipeg in the early 1990s. Despite various mini dramas unfolding at home, the bitter cold and a strange city and country, Lazar manages to find a place for himself at school, largely by making friends with Elle, a sassy, outspoken girl who divides her time between living with her hoarder mother and her hippie father, Jimmy, who lives in British Columbia. But as two geeky loners, Elle and Lazar are happy in their own bubble of friendship, especially after they form a pop duo and dream of making it big on Star Search. Soon Lazar's desperate escape out of Sarajevo seems far away, even as the trauma of his broken homeland looms large with his family at home. Then Elle comes back from Vancouver after a summer at Jimmy's, and things are different. They're in high school, Elle has lost weight and blossomed into popularity, while Lazar remains small, skinny and forgettable. She seems to have forgotten all about their singing plans and starts spending time with a new kid, Ivan. Lazar is unmoored and filled with new longings--for Elle, for Ivan, for a sense that he belongs somewhere. His mother and older sisters worry about his health, that he's so thin, that he's not interested in sports, even though the doctors can't find anything wrong. And then, in an impulsive moment, Lazar tells Ivan that he's seriously ill. And with this one reckless lie he suddenly gets--and loses--everything he thought he wanted."--
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hasiuk, Brenda
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.H2715
LC item number
Sw 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friendship
  • Refugees
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Immigrant families
  • Winnipeg (Man.)
  • Friendship
  • Refugees
  • Belonging (Social psychology)
  • Immigrant families
  • Winnipeg (Man.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Swan dive, Brenda Hasiuk
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781773061467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049792579
  • (OCoLC)1049792579
Label
Swan dive, Brenda Hasiuk
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781773061467
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1049792579
  • (OCoLC)1049792579

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