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A Feather on the Breath of God

A Novel

by Sigrid Nunez

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Published by Perennial (HarperCollins) .
Written in English


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Number of Pages192
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Open LibraryOL7284781M
ISBN 100060926848
ISBN 109780060926847
OCLC/WorldCa34094491


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A Feather on the Breath of God is weaker than the others I have read The Last of Her Kind--which was wonderful--and The Friend, also excellent) but still greatly interesting and well-written. The narrator is the unnamed daughter of a German immigrant mother and a Panamanian-Chinese father/5.

From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love.

A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German by: 1. “A Feather on the Breath of God brilliantly succeeds in describing a life on the fringe, outside the conventional categories of cultural and personal identity A remarkable book, full of strange brilliance, trembling with fury and tenderness.” ―The Philadelphia Inquirer/5(22).

From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German by: 1.

A Feather on the Breath of God Sigrid Nunez, Author HarperCollins Publishers $18 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. A Feather on the Breath of God a novel, Picador new edition, January A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother, who meet in postwar Germany and settle in New York City.

A Feather on the Breath of God, published inwas one of the first American novels to examine issues of identity and displacement in the lives of characters of mixed race and in multicultural families.

Compare this novel to other immigrant narratives you have read and discuss what the multicultural element brings to the traditional genre. Buy a cheap copy of A Feather on the Breath of God: A Novel book by Sigrid Nunez. A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother.

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A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German : Picador. A FEATHER ON THE BREATH OF GOD. by Sigrid Nunez. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON The book's second section, which deals with her, is about love and nostalgia, about seeing with all her flaws the one individual who most shaped the narrator's life (``I seem to remember my mother as though she were a landscape rather than a person'').

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Hildegard of Bingen. A feather on the breath of God at play, You saw the play of God in all creation. You drew eternal light into each day. Directed by Victor Lobl. With Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye, Valerie Bertinelli.

A woman with a young child begins to work at a funeral home to earn money to pay for her own funeral. Unbeknownst to the funeral director, they are father and daughter.9/10(20). Get this from a library.

A feather on the breath of God: a novel. [Sigrid Nunez] -- A ballet dancer reflects on her family. The daughter of immigrant parents, her father was a taciturn Chinese-Panamanian, while her mother was a voluble German filled with nostalgia.

The tale includes. From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love. A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother.

From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother.

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From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love.

A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother/5(2). Click here to read reviewer Shannon Bigham's take on A Feather on the Breath of God. This book is a part memoir, part personal narrative and part history of immigrant parents and their experiences from World War II, VE-Day when they met, their unhappy life in America and the protagonist’s growing up as a child of a dysfunctional family.

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God is inviting me to be a feather by ‘breathing’. Such a simple word yet with great meaning in so many different ways. Recently, my husband was diagnosed with cancer and we’re in process of him receiving treatment.

Thus am I 'A feather on the breath of God'. That is how one of the most remarkable creative personalities of the Middle Ages describes herself. Hildegard of Bingen was born to noble parents in the small village of Bemersheim, near Alzey, Rheinhessen (now in.

From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love.

A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother.1/5. From Sigrid Nunez, the National Book Award-winning author of The Friend, comes A Feather on the Breath of God: a mesmerizing story about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love.

A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother.4/5(3). A Feather on the Breath of God: A Novel by Sigrid Nunez and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at A Feather on the Breath of God is a slim novel, but it packs a punch with its force and unflinching honesty of the life of a young woman and her family in New York during the s and ‘60s.

The daughter, the narrator of the story, remains nameless throughout the entire book. A Feather on the Breath of God. Posted Janu Add Comment. Arts, Culture, Entertainment A Feather on the Breath of God.

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A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese-Panamanian father and a German mother. ” A Feather on the Breath of God” Hildegaard of Bingen.

Of all the little homilies I have done over the years for saints days I am rather fond of this one about Hildegaard of Bingen. I can’t rememeber the sources that I used but towards the end there is a quote from one of her writings using the imagery of a feather – it is beautiful.

"It was an incredible performance. But it was more than a performance, it was inspired. I will take away the look on your face at the end. The light was full on your face when you said, "I am a feather on the breath of God." I have seen a lot on Broadway and this performance was up there with some of the best.

About the revelations in her visions, Hildegard asserts that she was commanded to write them by God--she describes herself as being a mere "feather on the breath of God." Manuscripts of these visionary works are vividly illustrated, and their programs of illustration may well have been designed by Hildegard herself.

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Then it pleased the king to raise a small feather from the ground, and he commanded it to fly. The feather flew, not because of anything in itself but because the air bore it along. Thus am I, a feather on the breath of God. Sigrid Nunez is the author of the novels Salvation City, The Last of Her Kind, A Feather on the Breath of God, and For Rouenna, among others.

She has been the recipient of several awards including a Whiting Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. Buy A Feather on the Breath of God by Sigrid Nunez online at Alibris.

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Growing up in a housing project in the s and s, the narrator escapes into dreams inspired both by her parents Born:New York City. A feather on the breath of God.

Photo of the Day | Judy MacDonald - Red Bull Illume. Then it pleased the King to raise a small feather from the ground and he commanded it to fly.