A Feather on the Breath of God (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 10021863

Sigrid Nunez is also the author of the novels Naked Sleeper, For Rouenna, and The Last of Her Kind. She has been the recipient of several awards including a Whiting Writers' Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. She currently lives in New York City.

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 A yearning, homesick mother, a silent and withdrawn father, the ballet--these are the elements that shape the young woman's imagination and her sexuality.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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ISBN 9780312422738
Genre FICTION / Cultural Heritage
Format Paperback
Pages 180
Publisher Date 2005-12-27 00:00:00.0
Publisher Picador USA
Copyright Year 2006
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.38 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors Nunez, Sigrid
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
Country of Origin United States

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