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THE COFFIN TREE.

Law-Yone, Wendy.

ISBN 10: 039452957X / ISBN 13: 9780394529578
Published by NY: KNOPF. 1983, 1983
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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INSCRIBED by Wendy Law-Yone on the half-title page & dated in year of publication. Very close to fine in a like dj. (Tiny rubbed spot on spine of dj.) Author's FIRST book.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 19739

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Title: THE COFFIN TREE.

Publisher: NY: KNOPF. 1983

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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A young, well-born Burmese woman and her mentally unstable older brother find themselves in New York City, where desperation and hysteria hound them and where the heroine-narrator must learn to survive

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A Burmese woman's estrangement from her homeland brings her to the brink of insanity

Wendy Law-Yone opens her first novel with the phrase of a survivor, "Living things prefer to go on living." A young woman and her older half-brother are expelled from their home in Burma by a savage political coup. Sent to elusive safety in America, the motherless siblings find themselves engulfed by the indifference, hypocrisy, and cruelty of an American society unable to deal with difference. Her brother's inevitable suicide drives the unnamed narrator into the seclusion of a mental hospital, where memories of her childhood and the strength it ingrained in her are enough to heal her heart and return her to the outside world.

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