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Lark and Termite : a novel

Author: Jayne Anne Phillips
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. © 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Set during the 1950s in West Virginia and Korea, this is the story of two children--Lark, on the verge of adulthood, and her brother, Termite, a child unable to walk and talk but filled with radiance--who grow up with their mother and aunt while their soldier-father fights for his life during the chaotic early months of the Korean War.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jayne Anne Phillips
ISBN: 9780375401954 0375401954
OCLC Number: 229027336
Awards: National Book Award finalist.
Description: 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: July 26 --
Leavitt He'd shipped out to Occupied Japan --
Lark I move his chair into the yard under the tree --
Nonie The social work people marched right in --
Termite He sees through the blue --
Leavitt You'll be safe here --
Lark I decorate the cake in three pale colors --
Nonie There's choice but no choice --
Termite Lark smells like the soap --
July 27 --
Leavitt He can hear the pain --
Lark He starts moving the colors --
Nonie I come into the kitchen soaking wet --
Termite In the basement the cold comes up --
Leavitt As though no time has passed --
July 28 --
Lark Rain falling across the alley --
Nonie Charlie insisted we go home --
Termite He hears the rain open and shut --
Leavitt Mashuhyo, mashuhyo --
July 31 --
Lark I put Termite in the wheelchair --
Nonie There we sat at the courthouse --
Termite The ragged orange cat --
Lola She sits by the open window.
Responsibility: Jayne Anne Phillips.
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Set during the 1950s in West Virginia and Korea, this is the story of two children--Lark, on the verge of adulthood, and her brother, Termite, a child unable to walk and talk but filled with radiance--who grow up with their mother and aunt while their soldier-father fights for his life during the chaotic early months of the Korean War.

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