Feather on the Breath of God

ISBN-10: 0312422733

ISBN-13: 9780312422738

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sigrid Nunez

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A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother. Growing up in a housing project in the 1950s and 1960s, she escapes into dreams inspired both by her parents' stories and by her own reading and, for a time, into the otherworldly life of ballet. A yearning, homesick mother, a silent and withdrawn father, the ballet--these are the elements that shape the young woman's imagination and her sexuality. It is a story about displacement and loss, and about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Sigrid Nunez is the author of the novels Salvation City , The Last of Her Kind, A Feather on the Breath of God, and For Rouenna, among others. She has been the recipient of several awards including a Whiting Writers' Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. She lives in New York City.

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