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A Feather on the Breath of God: A Novel

 
 
 
 
A Feather on the Breath of God: A Novel
Author: Sigrid Nunez
ISBN 13: 9780312422738
ISBN 10: 312422733
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 2005-12-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $18.00
 
 

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 A yearning, homesick mother, a silent and withdrawn father, the ballet—these are the elements that shape the young woman's imagination and her sexuality.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.

New York Times Book Review

A forceful novel by a writer of uncommon talent.