Bodies in Motion

Bodies in Motion

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Book - 2005 | 1st ed
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of interlinked tales takes place in Sri Lanka throughout the past half century and follows the struggles of two families caught between the traditions of their ancestors and the modernization of social mores and customs. 25,000 first printing.

HARPERCOLL

Like the sweet heat of a curry prickling your tongue or the bursting radiance of bougainvillea, the short stories in Mary Anne Mohanraj's gorgeous debut collection, Bodies in Motion, will delight your senses and your sensibilities. Linked by the thread of kinship, these stories trace the lives of two generations of two families living on the cusp of disparate worlds: America and Sri Lanka. Through them we see just how the emigrant-immigrant ebb and flow shapes lives and the bonds of family.

Mohanraj writes effervescent prose, distilling intimate moments to reveal the tug-of-war between generations and gender as modernization comes into conflict with centuries of tradition. Sensual and honest, the stories chronicle love, ambition, and spiritual and sexual quests of mothers and daughters, fathers and sons. Bodies in Motion promises to be a collection you will come back to, again and again.



Baker
& Taylor

A collection of interlinked tales takes place in Sri Lanka throughout the past half century and follows the struggles of two families caught between the traditions of their ancestors and the modernization of social mores and customs.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Pub., c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0060781181 (alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: FIC MOHANRAJ SS
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 22 cm

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Mar 16, 2018

Evocative and heartfelt. The stories trace members of two families across generations, with characters often recurring from different viewpoints, so that each story tells a contained narrative but the book as a whole feels cohesive.

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