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Description - Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips

Two children- Lark and her brother, Termite, a child unable to walk and talk but full of radiance. Two women- Lola, their mother, and Nonie, their aunt, who for mysterious reasons is the one to raise them. Lark and Termite imaginatively enters the hearts and thoughts of a family, from their home in 1950s West Virginia to Korea, where their father has been sent to fight. It is a story of the power of loss and love, the echoing ramifications of war, family secrets, dreams and ghosts, and the unseen, almost magical bonds that unite and sustain us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099288749
ISBN-10: 0099288745
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips is the author of five works of fiction. The recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she is currently Professor of English and Director of the MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. She divides her time between Boston, New York, and Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

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