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Yayıncı Hodder ( 10 / 2015 ) ISBN 9781444792683 | 12,8x19,61x2,79 cm. | İngilizce | 352 Sayfa | Türler Roman Öykü
In the tradition of Alice Munro, an ambitious coming of age novel-in-stories set against the backdrop of the political turmoil in 1980s Nicaragua. Shortlisted for Canada's Governor General's Literary Award and selected as a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Juliet Friesen is ten years old when her family moves to Nicaragua. It is 1984, the height of Nicaragua's post-revolutionary war, and the peace-activist Friesens have come to protest American involvement. In the midst of this tumult, Juliet's family lives outside of the boundaries of ordinary life. They've escaped, and the ordinary rules don't apply. Threat is pervasive, danger is real, but the extremity of the situation also produces a kind of euphoria, protecting Juliet's family from its own cracks and conflicts. When Juliet's younger brother becomes sick with cancer, their adventure ends abruptly. The Friesens return to Canada only to find that their lives beyond Nicaragua have become the war zone. One by one, they drift from each other, and Juliet grows to adulthood, pulled between her desire to live a free life like the one she remembers in Nicaragua, and her desire to build for her own children a life more settled than her parents could provide. With laser-sharp prose and breathtaking insight, these stories herald Carrie Snyder as one of Canada's most prodigiously talented writers.