Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly

Teza once electrified the people of Burma with his protest songs against the dictatorship. Arrested by the Burmese secret police in the days of mass protest, he is seven years into a twenty-year sentence in solitary confinement, cut off from his family and contact with other prisoners. Enduring the harsh conditions with resourcefulness, Buddhist patience and humour, he searches for news and human connection in every being and object that is grudgingly allowed into his cell. Despite his isolation, Teza has a profound influence on the world of the cage. He inspires the conscience-ridden senior jailer to radical change. His very existence challenges the brutal authority of Handsome, the junior jailer. Even though his server, the criminal Sein Yun, sees compromising the singer as a ticket out of jail, Teza befriends him, risking falling into the trap of forbidden conversation, food and the most dangerous contraband of all, paper and pen. Lastly there's Little Brother, an orphan child growing up inside the walls. Teza and the boy are prisoners of different orders, but their extraordinary friendship frees both of them in utterly surprising ways. Overturning our expectations, Karen Con

Buy The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780099502470
ISBN-10: 009950247X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 131mm x 29mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly

Book Reviews - The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Lizard Cage book by Karen Connelly and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Karen Connelly

Karen Connelly is the author of seven books of poetry and non-fiction. Her first book of prose, Touch the Dragon- A Thai Journal, won the Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction in 1993 and was a New York Times Notable Travel Book of the Year. Raised in Calgary, Connelly has lived for extended periods in different parts of Asia and Europe, and now divides her time between rural Greece, travels in Asia and her home in Toronto.

Books By Karen Connelly

Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly
Paperback / softback, April 2008
$26.69