Get the New Arlington Public Library App for Apple/Android 

Wife of the gods: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
For fans of Alexander McCall Smith, a debut mystery set in West Africa that introduces a marvelous detective and a culturally rich communityDetective Inspector Darko Dawson, a good family man and a remarkably intuitive sleuth, is sent to the village of Ketanu—the site of his mother’s disappearance many years ago—to solve the murder of an accomplished young AIDS worker. While battling his own anger issues and concerns for his ailing son, Darko explores the motivations and secrets of the residents of Ketanu. It soon becomes clear that in addition to solving a recent murder, he is about to unravel the shocking truth about his mother’s disappearance.Kwei Quartey’s sparkling debut novel introduces readers to a rich cast of characters, including the Trokosi—young women called Wives of the Gods—who, in order to bring good fortune to their families, are sent to live with fetish priests. Set in Ghana, with the action moving back and forth between the capital city of Accra and a small village in the Volta Region, Wife of the Gods brings the culture and beauty of its setting brilliantly to life.
More Details
ISBN:
9781400067596
9781400193417
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4f8e815b-aa00-76f7-5f43-ffb0c115004f
full_title wife of the gods
author quartey kwei j
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-04-29 17:23:12PM

Solr Details

_version_ 1566049365364047872
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Prebble, Simon.
author Kwei J. Quartey
author-letter Quartey, Kwei J.
author2 Prebble, Simon., hoopla digital.
author2-role Prebble, Simon., hoopla digital.
author_additional Kwei Quartey., by Kwei J. Quartey.
author_display Quartey, Kwei J
availability_toggle_arlington Available Now, Available Online, Entire Collection
available_at_arlington Central
callnumber-a PS3617.U37
callnumber-first P - Language and Literature
callnumber-subject PS - American Literature
callnumber_sort_arlington D QUART
collection_arlington Detectives
date_added 2009-12-23T05:00:00Z
days_since_added 2684
detailed_location_arlington Central Detectives, hoopla
display_description An original debut novel set in Ghana, is the story of Detective Inspector Darko Dawson, who is sent from the big city to the village of Ketanu to solve the murder of an accomplished young AIDS worker. Darko's own mother disappeared from this same village many years ago, and as the mystery unfolds, the reader meets a rich cast of characters, and learns about Trokosi, a system where young teenage girls are sent to live with fetish priests to bring good fortune to their families. Darko explores the motivations and secrets of the residents of Ketanu, and in addition to solving a recent murder, discovers the shocking truth about his own mother's disappearance.
econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_arlington Limited Access, external
econtent_source_arlington OverDrive, hoopla
edition 1st ed., Unabridged.
format_arlington Book, eAudiobook
format_boost 26
format_category_arlington Audio Books, Books, eBook
genre Fiction
genre_facet Fiction
grouping_category book
id 4f8e815b-aa00-76f7-5f43-ffb0c115004f
isbn 9781400067596, 9781400193417
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b14877181||hoopla|Online|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10755939||Available Online||qafea||, ils:.b13139782|.i14105135|Central Detectives|D QUART|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Dec 30, 2016|cafd||, overdrive:1350915c-9573-4bbf-862b-df394ace6141|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_arlington , Hardback, eCollection
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_arlington 50
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington D QUART, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_exact_arlington D QUART, Online, Online OverDrive
local_callnumber_left_arlington D QUART, Online, Online OverDrive
local_days_since_added_arlington 2675
num_holdings 2
oclc (OCoLC)236117395
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills, Aurora Hills Online, Central, Central Online, Cherrydale, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn, Glencarlyn Online, Local History, Local History Online, Plaza, Plaza Online, Shirlington, Shirlington Online, Westover, Westover Online
owning_location_arlington Central
physical 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 30 min.)) : digital., x, 317 p. ; 24 cm.
popularity 9
primary_isbn 9781400067596
publishDate 2009, 2010
publishDateSort 2009
publisher Random House,, Tantor Media
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b14877181|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English||2010|1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 30 min.)) : digital., ils:.b13139782|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Random House,|2009.|x, 317 p. ; 24 cm., overdrive:1350915c-9573-4bbf-862b-df394ace6141|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Tantor Media||
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records a, arlington, c, d, g, h, o, p, s, u, v, w
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b14877181||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true|||, ils:.b13139782|.i14105135|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999||, overdrive:1350915c-9573-4bbf-862b-df394ace6141|-1|Available Online|Available Online|false|true|true|false|false|false|||
series Darko Dawson
series_with_volume Darko Dawson
subject_facet Ghana -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Mothers -- Fiction, Murder -- Fiction
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Wife of the gods : a novel
title_display Wife of the gods : a novel
title_full Wife of the Gods Darko Dawson Series, Book 1, Wife of the gods : a novel / by Kwei J. Quartey, Wife of the gods [electronic resource] : a novel / Kwei Quartey
title_short Wife of the gods :
title_sort wife of the gods a novel
title_sub a novel
topic Fiction, Mystery
topic_facet Fiction, Mystery