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Lark and Termite

by Phillips, Jayne Anne, 1952-

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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 ch... Full description

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Summary: 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.
Physical Description: x, 254 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN: 9780375401954
0375401954
Author Notes: Jayne Anne Phillips lives in Massachusetts.

(Publisher Provided) Jayne Anne Phillips was born on July 19, 1952 in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She graduated from West Virginia University (1974) and earned her M. F. A. at the University of Iowa (1978).

She has taught at the University of Iowa, Humbolt State University, Radcliffe College, Boston University and Harvard. She was named writer-in-residence at Brandeis University in 1996.

Her works, including two short story collections and several novels, have been translated into 14 languages. One novel, Machine Dreams, was nominated for the Nation Book Critics Award. She has also received the Sue Kaufman Award from the America Adademy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

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