This Red Line Goes Straight to your Heart

This Red Line Goes Straight to your Heart

A Memoir in Halves

Book - 2020 | First edition
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"We begin with a man off balance: one in one thousand, the only child in town whose polio leads to partial paralysis. We meet his future wife, chanting Hai Rams for Gandhiji and choosing education over marriage. On one side of the line that divides this book, we follow them as their homeland splits in two and they are drawn together, moving to Canada and raising their children in mining towns and in crowded city apartments. And when we turn the book over, we find the daughter's tale--we see how the rupture of Partition, the asymmetry of a father's leg, the virus of a mother's rage, makes its way to the next generation. Told through the lenses of biology, physics, history and poetry, this is a memoir that defies form and convention to immerse the reader in the feeling of what remains when we've heard as much of the truth as our families will allow, and we're left to search for ourselves among the pieces they've carried with them." --Amazon.ca.
Publisher: Toronto :, Strange Light, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Limited,, 2020
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780771007774
Branch Call Number: 921 ANA
Characteristics: 126, 165 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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