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Binding: Paperback EAN: 9781620403365 ISBN: 1620403366 Item Dimensions:82154910068 Label: Bloomsbury USA Languages:EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown Manufacturer: Bloomsbury USA Number Of Items: 1 Number Of Pages: 240 Publication Date: July 08, 2014 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Release Date: July 08, 2014 Studio: Bloomsbury USA
I was thirteen. Being thirteen is like being in the middle of nowhere. Which was accentuated by the fact that I was in the middle of nowhere. In a house that wasn't mine. In a city that wasn't mine, in a country that wasn't mine, with a one-man family that, in spite of the intersections and intentions (all very good), wasn't mine.
When her mother dies, thirteen-year-old Vanja is left with no family and no sense of who she is, where she belongs, and what she should do. Determined to find her biological father in order to fill the void that has so suddenly appeared in her life, Vanja decides to leave Rio de Janeiro to live in Colorado with her stepfather, a former guerrilla notorious for his violent past. From there she goes in search of her biological father, tracing her mother's footsteps and gradually discovering the truth about herself.
Rendered in lyrical and passionate prose, Crow Blue is a literary road trip through Brazil and America, and through dark decades of familial and political history.