Letters and Politics

New York Primary Preview; Mothers, Daughters and Trauma

With veteran journalist Herb Boyd of the New York Amsterdam News. 

And Sri Lankan-American novelist Nayomi Munaweera on her new book What Lies Between Us.

About the book:

In the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka, a young girl grows up with her loving family; but even in the midst of this paradise, terror lurks in the shadows. When tragedy strikes, she and her mother must seek safety by immigrating to America. There the girl reinvents herself as an American teenager to survive, with the help of her cousin; but even as she assimilates and thrives, the secrets and scars of her past follow her into adulthood. In this new country of freedom, everything she has built begins to crumble around her, and her hold on reality becomes more and more tenuous. When the past and the present collide, she sees only one terrible choice.skyline-buildings-new-york-skyscrapers-large

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