Or so they thought.When WWII breaks they escape into the dark forest, hoping to survive. The daughter, the narrator of the story, remains nameless throughout the entire book. After the protagonist leaves the household, the narrator tells of her passion within dance and her experiences with fate. From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother. veertigjarige Amerikaanse vrouw kijkt na een depressie terug op haar jeugd als dochter van een half-Chinese, half-Panamese vader en een Duitse moeder. The experience and the rawness is genuine, and what one wishes for here is not packaging or sanitising, but some kind of story that doesn't become more fractured as it becomes more recent - as if the damage and hurt or the nearest recollections makes them too painful to record, or too difficult to tease apart. Thus am I 'A feather on the breath of God'. Nunez does none of the explicit work of connecting the parts of the book, but she doesn’t have to: the through-lines are clear. (Prices may vary for AK and HI.). Each of the stories meander across time, but without the structure and purpose I normally anticipate in books with jumping timelines. To see what your friends thought of this book, Sigrid Nunez’s A Feather on the Breath of God is a compelling and thought provoking exploration of memory, displacement and identity. It is a great insight into life as a child of immigrants, both good and bad. As a disgruntled, pretentious college student, I am particularly hard to please. From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning and bestselling author of The Friend, comes this mesmerising story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is narrated by an unnamed woman whose father was of Chinese/Panamanian descent, while her mother was German. Lees „A Feather on the Breath of God A Novel“ door Sigrid Nunez verkrijgbaar bij Rakuten Kobo. As Nunez's first novel, it felt far less skillful to me than her more recent and acclaimed novel, Sigrid Nunez has published seven novels, including, “He is convinced--and what immigrant isn't?--that all Americans are crazy.”, “A riddle: If it was true what she said, that she expected nothing from her husband, why was she forever seething with disappointment?”. Sigrid Nunez has published six novels, including A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind, and, most recently, Salvation City. Who are we when we don't know all of our own stories. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez (1994, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Sigrid Nunez is the author of the novels A Feather on the Breath of God, The Last of Her Kind and For Rouenna. She was writing from the time she was in college; we know that from Sempre Susan, in which she’s immersed in literary life in her mid-twenties, taking jobs at magazines, going to Breadloaf. I love the way the author writes! What legacy do any of us inherit from our parents and families? Growing up in a housing project in the 1950s and 1960s, she escapes into dreams inspired both by her parents' stories and by her own … But as I read this I found myself losing patience. Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury by Sigrid Nunez (Harper, 1998). Then, the mother. The entire house was cluttered with objects connected to Germany, her mother's homeland. A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother. I loved the involvement in the ballet world too. The book progresses to the protagonist's experiences with her mother Christa, which I'll talk about later. This book is billed as a novel, but it reads as a detached memoir. There are some stories women simply tell better, and up closer, which I need sometimes. From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother. Hildegard of Bingen was born to noble parents in the small village of Bemersheim, near Alzey, Rheinhessen (now in West Germany), in the year 1098. We’ve got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. It peppers and volleys and changes the rules for its readers, I get emotional between the commas. A Feather on the Breath o... Book synopses In A Feather on the Breath of God (1995), "a young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother, who meet in postwar Germany and settle in New York City. From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother. Or is it? A Feather on the Breath of God Sigrid Nunez. Lee JD. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Nunez, Sigrid. 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