Miss Burma
(Book)

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New York : Grove Press, 2017.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
x, 355 pages ; 24 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
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Language
English
ISBN
0802126456, 9780802126450 (hardcover)

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"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.
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2017-05-09,kc,2017-11-17

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Craig, C. (2017). Miss Burma (First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.). Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Craig, Charmaine. 2017. Miss Burma. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Craig, Charmaine. Miss Burma New York: Grove Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Craig, Charmaine. Miss Burma First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition., Grove Press, 2017.

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