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The caretaker, A.X. Ahmad

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The caretaker
Title
The caretaker
Statement of responsibility
A.X. Ahmad
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ranjit Singh, a former Indian Army Captain trying to escape a shameful past, lives with his family among the migrant workers of Martha's Vineyard, working as a caretaker of the vacation homes of the rich and powerful. Needing a place to stay, Ranjit moves his family into an empty Senator's home. Happily, but illegally ensconced in the house, he tries to forget his brief affair with Anna, the wife of an African-American senator, and focus on providing for his family. But one night, their idyll is shattered when mysterious armed men break into the house, looking for an antique porcelain doll. Forced to flee, Ranjit is pursued and hunted by unknown forces, and becomes drawn into the Senator's shadowy world. To save his family and solve the mystery of the doll, he must join forces with Anna, who has her own dark secrets. As the past and present collide, Ranjit must finally confront the hidden event that destroyed his Army career and forced him to leave India. Tightly plotted, action-packed, smart and surprisingly moving, The Caretaker takes us from the desperate world of migrant workers to the elite African-American community of Martha's Vineyard, and a secret high-altitude war between India and Pakistan. "-- Provided by publisher
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Title
The caretaker
Creator
Summary
Martha's Vineyard landscaper Ranjit Singh -- a Sikh immigrant from India -- is pleased to take over as winter caretaker for a senator's island home. But after he moves his family (clandestinely and temporarily) into the house, he interrupts what seems like an ordinary break-in. His military training kicks in and he gets his family to safety, only to have the intruders track them to Boston and detain his wife and daughter as illegal immigrants. Determined to uncover their secrets, Ranjit goes underground. Laced with flashbacks that explain Ranjit's tragic past and images of the Vineyard's brutal winters, The Caretaker also offers vivid political intrigue and expertly wrought cultural clashes. - Description by Shauna Griffin
Subject
Member of
Genre
Pace
Tone
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10180725
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.H573
LC item number
C37 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Ranjit Singh novels
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adult
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A.X. Ahmad
The caretaker, A.X. Ahmad
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The caretaker, A.X. Ahmad
Link
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781250016843
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2013006966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
cat13
System control number
  • ocn811597518
  • (OCoLC)811597518
  • 1135369

Library Locations

    • Douglas County Libraries, James H LarueBorrow it
      9292 S. Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO, 80129, US
      39.5467303 -104.9960252
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