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Author Craig, Charmaine, author.

Title Miss Burma / Charmaine Craig.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Grove Press, 2017.


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Edition First edition, First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Description x, 355 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "A portion of this novel originally appeared in Narrative magazine."--Title page verso.
Summary "A beautiful and poignant story of one family during the most violent and turbulent years of world history, Miss Burma is a powerful novel of love and war, colonialism and ethnicity, and the ties of blood. Miss Burma tells the story of modern-day Burma through the eyes of Benny and Khin, husband and wife, and their daughter Louisa. After attending school in Calcutta, Benny settles in Rangoon, then part of the British Empire, and falls in love with Khin, a woman who is part of a long-persecuted ethnic minority group, the Karen. World War II comes to Southeast Asia, and Benny and Khin must go into hiding in the eastern part of the country during the Japanese Occupation, beginning a journey that will lead them to change the country's history. After the war, the British authorities make a deal with the Burman nationalists, led by Aung San, whose party gains control of the country. When Aung San is assassinated, his successor ignores the pleas for self-government of the Karen people and other ethnic groups, and in doing so sets off what will become the longest-running civil war in recorded history. Benny and Khin's eldest child, Louisa, has a danger-filled, tempestuous childhood and reaches prominence as Burma's first beauty queen, soon before the country falls to dictatorship. As Louisa navigates her new-found fame, she is forced to reckon with her family's past, the West's ongoing covert dealings in her country, and her own loyalty to the cause of the Karen people. Based on the story of the author's mother and grandparents, Miss Burma is a captivating portrait of how modern Burma came to be, and of the ordinary people swept up in the struggle for self-determination and freedom"-- Provided by publisher.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Subject Families -- Burma -- Fiction.
Racially mixed families -- Burma -- Fiction.
Karen (Southeast Asian people) -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Families -- Burma -- Fiction.
Burma -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Burma -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Burma. (OCoLC)fst01207835
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726589
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Domestic fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Craig, Charmaine. Miss Burma. First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition. New York, NY : Grove Press, 2017 9780802189523 (DLC) 2016058879
ISBN 9780802126450 (hardcover)
0802126456 (hardcover)

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