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Author Vilhauer., Ruvanee Pietersz, 1962- author

Title The water diviner and other stories / Ruvanee Pietersz Vilhauer
Published Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2018]
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Contents Intro; Contents; Beauty Queen; The Water Diviner; The Fellowship; Today is the Day; Sunny's Last Game; The Lepidopterist; Hopper Day; Therapy; The Rat Tree; Security; A Burglary on Quarry Lane; Leisure; Accident; Here in This America; Hello, My Dear
Summary In this thought-provoking collection, Sri Lankan immigrants grapple with events that challenge perspectives and alter lives. A volunteer faces memories of wartime violence when she meets a cantankerous old lady on a Meals on Wheels route. A lonely widow obsessed with an impending apocalypse meets an oddly inspiring man. A maidservant challenges class divisions when she becomes an American professor's wife. An angry tenant fights suspicion when her landlord is burgled. Hardened inmates challenge a young jail psychiatrist's competence. A father wonders whether to expose his young son's bully at a basketball game. A student facing poverty courts a benefactor. And in the depths of an isolated Wyoming winter, a woman tries to resist a con artist. These and other tales explore the immigrant experience with a piercing authenticity
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Subject Immigrants -- Sri Lanka -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Short stories.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018058043
ISBN 1609385993
9781609385996 ()
(softcover : acid-free paper)
Other Titles Short stories. Selections