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Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips

A rich, many-layered novel from one of our major writers, her first in nine years. Set in the 1950s in West Virginia and Korea, 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. At its center: Lark and her brother, Termite, a child unable to walk and talk but full of radiance; their mother, Lola; their aunt, Nonie, who raises them; and Termites father, Corporal Robert Leavitt, who finds himself caught up in the chaotic early months of the Korean War. Told with enormous imagination and deep feeling, the novel invites us into the hearts and thoughts of each of the leading characters; even into Termites intricate, shuttered consciousness. We are with Leavitt, trapped by friendly fire. We see Larks hopes for herself and Termite, and how she makes them happen. We learn of Lolas love for her soldier husband and children, and unravel the mystery of her relationship with Nonie. We discover the lasting connections between past and future on the night the town experiences an overwhelming flood, and we follow Lark and Termite as their lives are changed forever.

Author: Jayne Anne Phillips

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 2009-01-06

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ISBN: 0375401954


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