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Departures

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It is only when their mother disappears, leaving word with each of her daughters that she will be out of the country, sisters Pagan, Prana, and Zhikr are shaken. A single parent, their mother has always been a stable, constant presence and each of them needs her now. Pagan's second pregnancy has turned into a harrowing nightmare. Prana is devastated when her long affair ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 4th 2004 by Berkley Trade (first published May 2004)
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Mar 11, 2008 Naina rated it it was ok
Way too many descriptions of very mundane events. This can best be described as a character study of very uninteresting characters. However, Zeke was okay.
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I absolutely loved this book, and I'm not even sure I can describe why. This story just touched me on some level and I think of it often.
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I read this book because I am acquainted with the author. While the book is well-written, it's a bit too close to "chick lit" for my tastes, I suppose, although it does have a certain literary aspect to it that saves it from that genre.
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Elizabeth Oness was born in New York and did her undergraduate work at James Madison University in Virginia. She has an M.F.A. in poetry from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Her stories have appeared in The Hudson Review, Crazyhorse and other magazines, and have received an O. Henry Prize and a Nelson Algren Award. A chapbook of poems, Sure Knowledg
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