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ISBN-10: 006078119X

ISBN-13: 9780060781194

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mary Anne Mohanraj

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Like the sweet heat of a palate-pleasing curry or the brilliant radiance of bougainvillea, the short stories in Mary Anne Mohanraj's Bodies in Motion will delight the senses and sensibilities. Her tales follow two generations of two families living on the cusp of disparate worlds, America and Sri Lanka -- their lives and ties shaped, strengthened, devastated, and altered by the emigrant-immigrant ebb and flow. Through stunning, effervescent prose, intimate moments are beautifully distilled, revealing the tug-of-war between generations and gender in stories sensual and honest, chronicling love, ambition, and the spiritual and sexual quests of mothers and daughters, fathers and sons.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Mary Anne Mohanraj teaches fiction at Vermont College and Roosevelt University. She is the author of two collections of literary writings, Silence and the Word and Torn Shapes of Desire , a Sri Lankan cookbook, A Taste of Serendib , and was the recipient of a 2006 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Beginnings
Oceans Bright and Wide (Colombo, 1939: Chelliah)
Seven Cups of Water (Jaffna, 1948: Vallipuram)
Sister Mary (Colombo, 1949: Vallipuram)
The Kandiahs
The Princess in the Forest (Chicago, 1955: Kandiah)
Other Cities (Chicago, 1962: Kandiah)
Acts of Faith (Chicago, 1963: Kandiah)
Marry in Haste (Chicago, 1964: Kandiah)
Pieces of the Heart (Chicago, 1966: Kandiah)
Lakshmi's Diary (Chicago, 1969: Kandiah/Vallipuram)
Interlude
Sins of the Father (Jaffna, 1977: Chelliah)
The Vallipurams
A Gentle Man (Massachusetts, 1979: Vallipuram)
The Emigrant (Colombo, 1979: Vallipuram)
Mangoes with Chili (San Francisco, 1983: Vallipuram)
Tightness in the Chest (Vermont, 1986: Vallipuram)
The Children
Mint in Your Throat (San Francisco, 1990: Kandiah)
Challah (Philadelphia, 1998: Kandiah/Vallipuram)
Bodies in Motion (Chicago, 1999: Kandiah)
Minal in Winter (Chicago, 1999: Vallipuram)
Wood and Flesh (Berkeley, 1999: Kandiah)
Epilogue
Monsoon Day (Colombo, 2002: Vallipuram)
Acknowledgments