Brixton Beach / Roma Tearne.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Aardvark Bureau edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "When family tragedy strikes, Alice Fonseka, the dreamy, artistic child of a Singhalese mother and Tamil father, leaves the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Unable to bear the injustice of what has happened, her family heads for England. There, in a totally foreign environment, Alice builds a life for herself and finds outlets for her art. But she remains restless, haunted by memories of the past, and, even in London, the threat of violence is never far away"--Page 4 of cover.
    • Notes:
      First published by HarperPress, 2009.
    • ISBN:
      9781910709474
      1910709476
    • Accession Number:
      on1006306181
      1006306181
    • Accession Number:
      fay.569064
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      TEARNE, R. Brixton Beach. Aardvark Bureau edition. [s. l.]: Aardvark Bureau, an imprint of Gallic Books, 2018. ISBN 9781910709474. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569064. Acesso em: 24 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Tearne R. Brixton Beach. Aardvark Bureau edition. Aardvark Bureau, an imprint of Gallic Books; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569064. Accessed February 24, 2020.
    • APA:
      Tearne, R. (2018). Brixton Beach (Aardvark Bureau edition.). Aardvark Bureau, an imprint of Gallic Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Tearne, Roma. 2018. Brixton Beach. Aardvark Bureau edition. Aardvark Bureau, an imprint of Gallic Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569064.
    • Harvard:
      Tearne, R. (2018) Brixton Beach. Aardvark Bureau edition. Aardvark Bureau, an imprint of Gallic Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569064 (Accessed: 24 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Tearne, R 2018, Brixton Beach, Aardvark Bureau edition., Aardvark Bureau, an imprint of Gallic Books, viewed 24 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Tearne, Roma. Brixton Beach. Aardvark Bureau edition., Aardvark Bureau, an imprint of Gallic Books, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569064.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Tearne, Roma. Brixton Beach. Aardvark Bureau edition. Aardvark Bureau, an imprint of Gallic Books, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569064.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Tearne R. Brixton Beach [Internet]. Aardvark Bureau edition. Aardvark Bureau, an imprint of Gallic Books; 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 24]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.569064

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2018 March #1

Born in Sri Lanka on the cusp of its civil war (1983–2009), Alice Fonseka grows up with unhappy parents and her beloved and artistic grandfather Bee. The serenity of the island's landscape directly contradicts the growing tensions present in her multiethnic family dynamics, especially as the threat of political violence between the Sinhalese and Tamil populations increases. When she immigrates to England with her parents—a move that spares their lives but breaks their hearts—Alice immerses herself in art, only to find that journey interrupted by mother Sita's descent into sorrow. The relentless fatigue and frustration of this family's search for "home" continues over the next two decades, captured by Tearne's (Mosquito; Bone China) empathetic prose. Each moment of rift, reunion, and regret is explored within the context of past and present, because the future is always a disappointment. VERDICT Tearne's layered novel is fresh and relevant. The author's biography mirrors parts of Alice's, so readers will immediately reach for her backlist of titles in order to continue exploring her story.—Tina Panik, Avon Free P.L., CT

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