A Quiet Life
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A Quiet Life

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A Quiet Life is an uncanny blend of the real with the imagined, of memoir with fiction. A Quiet Life is narrated by Ma-chan, a twenty-year-old woman. Her father is a famous and fascinating novelist; her older brother, though severely brain damaged, possesses an almost magical gift for musical composition; and her mother's life is devoted to the care of them both. Ma-chan and her younger brother find themselves emotionally on the outside of this oddly constructed nuclear family. But when her father accepts a visiting professorship from an American university, Ma-chan finds herself suddenly the head of the household and at the center of family relationships that she must begin to redefine.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 0802135463
  • 9780802135469
  • 972,593

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744 ratings
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2 11% (80)
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