A Feather on the Breath of God

A Feather on the Breath of God

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Publisher's Synopsis

From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning and bestselling author of The Friend, comes this mesmerising story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love.

'A pleasure from the first page to the last' JONATHAN FRANZEN

***With an introduction by Susan Choi***

A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother, who meet in postwar Germany and settle in New York City. Growing up in a housing project in the 1950s and 1960s, the narrator 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 A yearning homesick mother, a silent and withdrawn father, the ballet-these are the elements that shape the young woman's imagination and her sexuality.

'A forceful novel by a writer of uncommon talent' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Book information

ISBN: 9780349014258
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 156g
Height: 127mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 22mm