By (author) Shaena Lambert
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Radiance by Shaena Lambert
Book DescriptionKeiko steps on to a New York airstrip in March 1952, turning one horribly scarred cheek away from the pop and flare of the news photographers' cameras. An eighteen-year-old survivor of the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima and killed the people she loved, Keiko has been chosen from hundreds to be the first Hiroshima Maiden, liberal America's new poster girl, brought to the States to receive sponsored treatment for her radiation scars. Radiance is a mesmerising novel about guilt and intimacy set against the backdrop of an America both appalled and entranced by its own destructive power.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844080182
(196mm x 126mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Shaena Lambert
Radiance, Hardback (May 2007)
In the storytelling tradition of Rose Tremain, this is the story of an apparently innocent Japanese girl, a survivor of Hiroshima, and a young American suburban housewife who find themselves thrown together in a kind of intimacy that can surely only end
Falling Woman, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Shaena Lambert
These stories showcase intelligent women with complex inner lives negotiating relationships with lovers, children and parents. Some explore the links and legacies that bind mothers and daughters, but here too is a rigid father and his impulsive son, and the dark currents of their grief.
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Author Biography - Shaena Lambert
Shaena Lambert is Canadian (once taught by Margaret Atwood) and lives in Vancouver.
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