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Lark and termite [electronic resource]. Jayne Anne Phillips.

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  • ISBN: 9780307271273 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage, 2009.

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Summary, etc.: 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 Termite's 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 Termite's intricate, shuttered consciousness. We are with Leavitt, trapped by friendly fire. We see Lark's hopes for herself and Termite, and how she makes them happen. We learn of Lola's love for her soldier husband and children, and unravel the...
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Subject: Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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