Coverart for item
The Resource Brass : a novel, Xhenet Aliu

Brass : a novel, Xhenet Aliu

Label
Brass : a novel
Title
Brass
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Xhenet Aliu
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fierce debut novel about mothers and daughters, haves and have-nots, and the stark realities behind the American Dream. A waitress at the Betsy Ross Diner, Elsie hopes her nickel-and-dime tips will add up to a new life. Then she meets Bashkim, who is at once both worldly and naive, a married man who left Albania to chase his dreams--and wound up working as a line cook in Waterbury, Connecticut. Back when the brass mills were still open, this bustling factory town drew one wave of immigrants after another. Now it's the place they can't seem to leave. Elsie, herself the granddaughter of Lithuanian immigrants, falls in love quickly, but when she learns that she's pregnant, Elsie can't help wondering where Bashkim's heart really lies, and what he'll do about the wife he left behind. Seventeen years later, headstrong and independent Luljeta receives a rejection letter from NYU and her first-ever suspension from school on the same day. Instead of striking out on her own in Manhattan, she's stuck in Connecticut with her mother, Elsie--a fate she refuses to accept. Wondering if the key to her future is unlocking the secrets of the past, Lulu decides to find out what exactly her mother has been hiding about the father she never knew. As she soon discovers, the truth is closer than she ever imagined. Told in equally gripping parallel narratives with biting wit and grace, Brass announces a fearless new voice with a timely, tender, and quintessentially American story. Advance praise for Brass: The unforgettable mother and daughter at the center of Brass are as bright and tough as the metal itself, and Xhenet Aliu depicts their parallel journeys with equal parts grit and tenderness. Brass is a fierce, big-hearted, unflinching debut. --Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You. Xhenet Aliu is ferociously talented. She's written a story so scathingly honest with characters so perfectly real, it left me breathless with admiration. There is no false sentiment here, no misplaced word, just a novel that pulses with a restless energy, a novel that pulses with life. --Cristina Henriquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.L3967
LC item number
B73 2018
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Brass : a novel, Xhenet Aliu
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780399590245
Lccn
2017002763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn972640217
Label
Brass : a novel, Xhenet Aliu
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
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780399590245
Lccn
2017002763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
ocn972640217

Library Locations

    • Lonsdale Public LibraryBorrow it
      1006 Birch St. NE PO Box 357, Lonsdale, MN, 55046, US
      44.4824794 -93.4130638

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...