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"Sister Swing" chronicles the growing up years of three sisters. It follows their transplant from a relatively sheltered life in Malaysia to the raw realities of the United States. It illuminates the complex relationships between the sisters, and gently but firmly explores the morals, values and mindsets of growing up Asian in a Western world.
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Shirley Geok-lin Lim is an acclaimed poet, novelist and critic who in 1969 immigrated to the United States from Malaysia an in 1973 earned her Ph.D. in English and American literature from Brandeis University. Her works include her first book of poetry, "Crossing the Peninsula and Other Poems" (1980), which was awarded the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, and her memoir, "Among The White Moon Faces" which won the American Book Award. she has taught both in the United States and abroad, and is currently a professor of English at the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she lives.Review:
"... [set] against [a] wild cultural backdrop... the story unfolds to reveal the strong and intimate ties and responsibilities of sisterhood." --Karen Yamashita, author of "Through the Arc of the Rain Forest"
"... a richly textured understanding of a family rooted in a rigid patriarchy ... and their new identity molded in [1980s'] America." --Shawn Wong, author of "American Knees"
"As in her first novel "Joss and Gold", Shirley... has infused the work with her poetic sensibility. A compelling read." --Richard Lim, The Straits Times
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Book Description U.S.A.: Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2006. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. This volume is inscribed "To [xxx], Reach for the Stars". Signed by Shirley Lim. Text is clean and unmarked throughout. Light edge and corner wear but still in very good condition. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 0722-BGDB-BX158-20.40
Book Description Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2006. Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP96246919
Book Description Marshall Cavendish Corporation. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # 42761967
Book Description Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG9812612270