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Lark and Termite

a novel

by Jayne Anne Phillips

  • 78 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading

Published by Alfred A. Knopf in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nineteen fifties -- Fiction,
  • Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Fiction,
  • West Virginia -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Jayne Anne Phillips.
    GenreFiction.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3566.H479 L37 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17031278M
    ISBN 109780375401954
    LC Control Number2008033453

      Maureen Corrigan reviews Jayne Anne Phillips' Lark & Termite, a novel that weaves together the story of an American soldier fighting (and dying) in Korea in , with that of his family. Termite’s year-old half sister Lark devotes herself to his care, a devotion based not on a sense of duty but on pure love. Raised by her Aunt Nonie, Lark has no memory of her mother Lola and no idea that her father is Charlie, who runs the restaurant where Nonie works. Years ago Nonie and Charlie were lovers. Then Nonie left for : Jayne Anne Phillips.

      Lark and Nonie speak to us directly, while the chapters depicting Leavitt and Termite are delivered in the third person, but in each case Ms. Phillips communicates their experience with enormous. As the story unfolds in the face of an oncoming flood, Lark learns more about her mother, father and Termite. The book's setting alternates between West Virginia and Korea during four days in

    Termite, a baby born with disabilities to a father, (Leavitt) fighting in Korea, hoping and praying to return to his bride Lola who is carrying Termite when Leavitt leaves for the war. Lark is also a child of Lola, father unknown till the end of the book. Both are left with Lola's sister to raise in poverty in West Virginia/5(59).   A rich, wonderfully alive novel from one of our most admired and best-loved writers, her first book in nine years. Lark and Termite is set during the s in West Virginia and Korea. It is a story of the power of loss and love, the echoing ramifications of war, family secrets, dreams and ghosts, and the unseen, almost magical bonds that unite and sustain its center, two children: Lark.


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Lark and Termite is a rich, wonderfully alive novel about seventeen year old Lark and her brother, Termite, living in West Virginia in the s. Their mother, Lola, is absent, while their aunt, Nonie, raises them as her own, and Termite’s father, Corporal Robert 4/5(84).

Lark and Termite is a novel told in 2 narrative threads. There's a thread beginning J in which a U. Army soldier fighting in Korea, his unit retreating before the overwhelming North Korean attack, encounters a group of refugees and tries to protect them/5.

Set in the s in West Virginia and Korea, "Lark and Termite" is a story of the power of loss and love, the echoing ramifications of war, family secrets, dreams and ghosts, and the unseen, almost magical bonds that unite and sustain us.4/5(84).

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Knopf $24 (p) ISBN Buy this book one in —during which year-old Lark; her brother, Termite, who can’t talk; and. The boy called Termite, one of the title characters in Jayne Anne Phillips’s inspired and gracefully realized new novel, “Lark and Termite,” appears to those who don’t know him as profoundly.

“Set in early s West Virginia and Korea, Lark & Termite is a mysterious and subtly heroic tale of community, war, and the heart's wondrous capacities, providing the most moving and dramatic work of this writer's distinguished career.”.

A rich, wonderfully alive novel from one of our most admired and best-loved writers, her first book in nine years. Lark and Termite is set during the s in West Virginia and Korea. It is a story of the power of loss and love, the echoing ramifications of war, family secrets, dreams and ghosts, and the unseen, almost magical bonds that unite and sustain us.

Lark and Termite is a rich, wonderfully alive novel about seventeen year old Lark and her brother, Termite, living in West Virginia in the s.

Their mother, Lola, is absent, while their aunt, Nonie, raises them as her own, and Termite’s father, Corporal Robert. "Lark and Termite" follows two storylines that connect in ways the participants will never see.

The story takes place in the s and focuses on Lark, a young woman on the verge of adulthood, and her younger stepbrother, Termite, who is unable to speak or by: 2.

Lark and Termite is a rich, wonderfully alive novel about seventeen year old Lark and her brother, Termite, living in West Virginia in the s.

Their mother, Lola, is absent, while their aunt, Nonie, raises them as her own, and Termite’s father, Corporal Robert Leavitt, is caught up in the early days of the Korean War/5(74). Lark and Termite features an epigraph from William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury.

The novel recalls Faulkner’s both in its reliance on a mentally impaired character and in its use of multiple. At the centre of this unforgettable novel are two chidlren: Lark and her brother, Termite, who is unable to walk or talk but is deeply loved by his family.

The two are raised by their aunt Nonie in place of Lola, their mother, and Termite's father, Corporal Robert Leavitt, who is caught up in the chaos of the Korean War. National Book Foundation > Books > Lark and Termite.

Lark and Termite Finalist, National Book Awards for Fiction. ISBN Alfred A. Knopf. Jayne Anne Phillips. More about this author > Get This BOOK. Amazon. Lark and Termite is a rich, wonderfully alive novel about seventeen year old Lark and her brother, Termite, living in West Virginia in the s.

Their mother, Lola, is absent, while their aunt, Nonie, raises them as her own, and Termite’s father, Corporal Robert Leavitt, is caught up in the early days of the Korean War. Lark and Termite - Ebook written by Jayne Anne Phillips.

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Book Summary Set against the backdrop of the Korean War in the s, a novel about family, the repercussions of war, and the bonds that sustain personal relationships focuses on a single Author: Jayne Anne Phillips. Lark and Termite: a novel by Phillips, Jayne Anne, Publication date Topics Nineteen fifties, Korean War, Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

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National Bestseller New York Times Notable Book Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the YearLark and Termite is a rich, wonderfully alive novel about seventeen year old Lark and her brother, Termite, living in West Virginia in the s.

Their mother, Lola, is absent, while their aunt, Nonie, raises them as her own, and Termite."Lark and Termite" follows two storylines that connect in ways the participants will never see. The story takes place in the s and focuses on Lark, a young woman on the verge of adulthood, and her younger stepbrother, Termite, who is unable to speak or walk.4/5(56).

Lark and Termite carries clear Faulknerian lineage: Like The Sound and the Fury, its story is told, in language laced with idiosyncrasies, by a quartet of distinctive voices, one of whom, like Faulkner’s Benjy, is mentally limited but gifted with a special interior vision. But it’s Phillips’s fluid and original prose and her imaginative.