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Author Ndibe, Okey, 1960-

Title Foreign Gods, Inc. / Okey Ndibe.

Publication Info. New York City : Soho Press, [2014]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F NDIBE, O.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION NDIBE    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION NDIBE    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Main Level  FICTION NDIBE    In Processing
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  F NDIBE    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials  NDIBE, OKEY    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Fiction  FIC-NDI    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC NDIBE, O    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  F NDIBE, O.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Adult Fiction  FIC NDIBE    Check Shelf

Description 335 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "Foreign Gods, Inc., tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. Ike's plan is fueled by desperation. Despite a degree in economics from a major American college, his strong accent has barred him from the corporate world. Forced to eke out a living as a cab driver, he is unable to manage the emotional and material needs of a temperamental African American bride and a widowed mother demanding financial support. When he turns to gambling, his mounting losses compound his woes. And so he travels back to Nigeria to steal the statue, where he has to deal with old friends, family, and a mounting conflict between those in the village who worship the deity, and those who practice Christianity. A meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the "exotic," including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after ineffable illusions; and an exploration of the shifting nature of memory, Foreign Gods is a brilliant work of fiction that illuminates our globally interconnected world like no other"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Taxicab drivers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Nigerian Americans -- Fiction.
Art thefts -- Nigeria -- Fiction.
Art, Nigerian -- Fiction.
Nigerian Americans -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Cultural Heritage.
FICTION -- African American -- General.
Art, Nigerian. (OCoLC)fst00816699
Art thefts. (OCoLC)fst00815827
Nigerian Americans. (OCoLC)fst01037585
Taxicab drivers. (OCoLC)fst01144026
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
Nigeria. (OCoLC)fst01205229
Amerikanisches Englisch (DE-588)4094804-3
Genre/Form Fictional Work (DNLM)D022922
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9781616953133 (hardback)
1616953136 (hardback)
9781616954581 (pbk.)
1616954582 (pbk.)
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