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The Lizard Cage [Paperback]

Karen Connelly
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"expertly constructed, often harrowing thriller" -- The Guardian review by Tash Aw

'a chilling and powerful story' -- Anita Sethi, TLS

Connelly is fluid and well-paced, and her fictive prison world,
set in the actual political hellhole that is present-day Burma, is as
affecting as any UN statistical report about the conditions of life in that
ruined country. -- Edmonton Journal

Connelly reminds me of Latin American writers and poets like Pablo
Neruda, who wrote so eloquently about the ills of their homelands. Like
these writers, too, Connelly finds beauty and kindness and the potential
for redemption in the most unexpected places. -- Toronto Globe and Mail

In The Lizard Cage, Connelly peels away much of the political
rhetoric and gives us the human story, which is both fragile and
-- Vancouver Sun

In a feat of epic vision, Karen Connelly uses her every art to
tell the urgent story of what the New York Times calls "Myanmar, arguably
the most repressive regime in the world". The suspense never relents. Hope
is small, but it lives, strengthened by this powerful book. -- Maxine Hong Kingston

The story unfolds perfectly and unaffectedly, with Connelly
striking a remarkable balance in a tale that by turns delights, surprises
and shocks. But even when writing of some of the darkest depths to which
humanity can sink, her poet's heart shines through; she observes with
lucidity and without moralizing. -- Weekend Post

Book Description

Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Karen Connelly is the author of seven books of poetry and non-fiction. Her first book of prose, Touch the Dragon: A Thai Journal, won the Governor General's Literary Award for Nonfiction in 1993 and was a New York Times Notable Travel Book of the Year. Raised in Calgary, Connelly has lived for extended periods in different parts of Asia and Europe, and now divides her time between rural Greece, travels in Asia and her home in Toronto.
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