Oct 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: Burmese Lessons by Karen Connelly

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.

Burmese Lessons: A true love story

"I don't want your protection, Maung, I want to keep doing my work. I need to spend more time eating, drinking and breathing Burma." (ch. 23)


Goodreads description of Burmese Lessons: A true love story by Karen Connelly, May 18, 2010: :"Burmese Lessons is a love story. Unlike conventional love stories, this one takes the reader into a world as dangerous and heartbreaking as it is enchanting.

When Karen Connelly finds herself in Burma in the late 1990s, she is immersed in a world of students staging mass demonstrations in opposition to Burma’s dictators, revolutionaries fighting an armed insurgency against that same military regime, and refugees living in hellish limbo in Thailand. Connelly first comes to love a wounded, remarkably beautiful country, then a gifted man who has given his life to its struggle for political change. Burmese Lessons is illuminated by the sensual language and flashes of humour that have won her fans around the world."
 
Publisher: Nan A. Talese, 2010.
Source: Personal copy

9 comments:

  1. Good teaser! Sounds like a really intriguing book. I've always thought Burma would be a wonderful place to visit - if it weren't for all the political upheaval, of course. It has another name now, doesn't it?

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  2. Sounds like a little bit different love story. Refreshing.

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  3. Sounds an enchanting but sad love story. Set in Burma it has to be interesting as well.

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  8. I never heard of this one, but you have me interested in it!

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