Lark & Termite Lark is a teenage girl; Termite is the nickname of her young half brother — "a kid who can't walk and doesn't talk." Lark &… Lark & Termite Lark is a teenage girl; Termite is the nickname of her young half brother — "a kid who can't walk and doesn't talk." Lark &… 2009-01-06 Fiction Knopf
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Lark & Termite (2009)

Lark & Termite, Jayne Anne Phillips | Lark & Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
Lark & Termite by Jayne Anne Phillips
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Jan 06, 2009; Writer: Jayne Anne Phillips; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Knopf

Lark is a teenage girl; Termite is the nickname of her young half brother — ''a kid who can't walk and doesn't talk.'' Lark & Termite, the story of how the two came to be living with their aunt in West Virginia in the summer of 1959 is, in the hands of fever-dreamy storyteller Jayne Anne Phillips (MotherKind, Machine Dreams), an unnerving saga that finds its way back to the agonies of an American soldier trapped in a cave 
in the Korean War. Phillips returns to familiar preoccupations — siblings tested by adversity, war abroad that shakes life at home, the power of sex, the West Virginia of her birth — but she makes her tough turf new again. A–

Originally posted Jan 07, 2009 Published in issue #1030 Jan 16, 2009 Order article reprints
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