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This red line goes straight to your heart : a memoir in halves / Madhur Anand.

Author/creator Anand, Madhur, 1971- author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info Toronto : Strange Light, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, 2020.
Copyright Notice ©2020
Description126, 165 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Abstract "We begin with a man off balance: one in one thousand, the only child in town whose polio leads to partial paralysis. We meet his future wife, chanting Hai Rams for Gandhiji and choosing education over marriage. On one side of the line that divides this book, we follow them as their homeland splits in two and they are drawn together, moving to Canada and raising their children in mining towns and in crowded city apartments. And when we turn the book over, we find the daughter's tale--we see how the rupture of Partition, the asymmetry of a father's leg, the virus of a mother's rage, makes its way to the next generation. Told through the lenses of biology, physics, history and poetry, this is a memoir that defies form and convention to immerse the reader in the feeling of what remains when we've heard as much of the truth as our families will allow, and we're left to search for ourselves among the pieces they've carried with them."
General notePrinted in two partitions, back-to-back and inverted.
Genre/formUpside-down books.
Genre/formUpside-down books.
ISBN9780771007774 paperback
ISBN0771007779 paperback

Available Items

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Joyner General Stacks PR9199.4 .A53 T45 2020 ✔ Available Place Hold