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The Resource What lies between us : a novel, Nayomi Munaweera

What lies between us : a novel, Nayomi Munaweera

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What lies between us : a novel
Title
What lies between us
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Nayomi Munaweera
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka, a young girl grows up with her loving family; but even in the midst of this paradise, terror lurks in the shadows. When tragedy strikes, she and her mother must seek safety by immigrating to America. There the girl reinvents herself as an American teenager to survive, with the help of her cousin; but even as she assimilates and thrives, the secrets and scars of her past follow her into adulthood. In this new country of freedom, everything she has built begins to crumble around her, and her hold on reality becomes more and more tenuous. When the past and the present collide, she sees only one terrible choice.From Nayomi Munaweera, the award-winning author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, comes the confession of a woman, driven by the demons of her past to commit a single and possibly unforgivable crime.Praise for Island of a Thousand Mirrors:"The paradisiacal landscapes of Sri Lanka are as astonishing as the barbarity of its revolution, and Munaweera evokes the power of both in a lyrical debut novel worthy of shelving alongside her countryman Michael Ondaatje or her fellow writer of the multigenerational immigrant experience Jhumpa Lahiri." - Publishers Weekly"The beating heart of Island of a Thousand Mirrors is not so much its human characters but Sri Lanka itself and the vivid, occasionally incandescent, language used to describe this teardrop in the Indian Ocean." - The New York Times Book Review"--
  • "In the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka, a young girl grows up with her loving family; but even in the midst of this paradise, terror lurks in the shadows. When tragedy strikes, she and her mother must seek safety by immigrating to America. There the girl reinvents herself as an American teenager to survive, with the help of her cousin; but even as she assimilates and thrives, the secrets and scars of her past follow her into adulthood. In this new country of freedom, everything she has built begins to crumble around her, and her hold on reality becomes more and more tenuous. When the past and the present collide, she sees only one terrible choice. From Nayomi Munaweera, the award-winning author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, comes the confession of a woman, driven by the demons of her past to commit a single and possibly unforgivable crime"--
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Munaweera, Nayomi
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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FICTION / Literary
Label
What lies between us : a novel, Nayomi Munaweera
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2015038726
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781250043948
Lccn
2015038726
Label
What lies between us : a novel, Nayomi Munaweera
Publication
Control code
2015038726
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781250043948
Lccn
2015038726

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