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ISBN13: 9780385525039
ISBN10: 0385525036
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lived for almost two years on the Thai-Burma border, among Burmese exiles and dissidents, many whose stories on which The Lizard Cage draws. She won the Governor Generals Award for Nonfiction for Touch the Dragon, A Thai Journal, published in the United States as Dream of a Thousand Lives, a New York Times Notable Travel Book. The Lizard Cage is her first novel and was a finalist for the 2006 Kiriyama Prize for Fiction.

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Jon Larson, September 28, 2013 (view all comments by Jon Larson)
The Lizard Cage is the heartbreaking, harrowing story of an orphan boy and a political prisoner in a Burmese prison ruled by Burma's military junta. By avoiding trite attempts at lauding the resilience of the human spirit in times of distress, or making heroic martyrs of ordinary human beings doing what ordinary people will in extraordinary circumstances, Karen Connelly provides us with a view of the Lizard Cage from the inside out. The inhumanity of the jailers becomes an allegory for our times, expanding our sense of human possibility in ways both reassuring and horrifying.

I at first thought I'd have to put it down. I'm glad I didn't. The Lizard Cage was, for me, a story about the the importance of expression, human contact, and communication, however constrained, and what happens to us when we lose these ordinary features of life, at least as we once knew them. At a time when so many of us are feeling squeezed, isolated, alienated from a world in which computer screens often substitute for people, and email for the human voice, the Lizard Cage is a powerful reminder of what is lost when simple human contact is filtered through everything from politics to paper.

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ISBN:
9780385525039
Author:
Connelly, Karen
Publisher:
Spiegel & Grau
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
burma;fiction;prison;human rights;political prisoners;myanmar;buddhism;novel;historical fiction
Subject:
burma;fiction;prison;human rights;political prisoners;buddhism;myanmar;novel;canadian;historical fiction
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080431
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Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
7.90x5.20x1.00 in. .87 lbs.

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