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Pearl Diver, the free pdf In 1948, a nineteen-year-old pearl diver's dreams of spending her life combing the waters of Japan's Inland Sea are shattered when she discovers she has leprosy. By law, she is exiled to an island leprosarium, where she is stripped of her dignity and instructed to forget her past. Her name is erased from her family records, and she is forced to select a new one. To the two thousand patients on the island of Nagashima, she becomes Miss Fuji.
Although drugs arrest the course of Miss Fuji's disease, she cannot leave the colony. Instead, she becomes a caretaker to the other patients, and through the example of their courage, she gains insight into the deep wellspring of strength she will need to reclaim her freedom. Written with precision and eloquence, The Pearl Diver""is a dazzling meditation on isolation and community, cruelty and compassion.

About Jeff Talarigo

Jeff Talarigo, a former journalist, lived in a Palestinian refugee camp where he wrote several works of short fiction that were published in literary journals, including "The Maryland Review," "The Arkansas Review," and "Chanteh." He has been writing and teaching English in Japan since the early 1990s, and lives with his wife and son on the island of Kyushu.

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Author : Jeff Talarigo
Publisher : Random House USA Inc
Data Published : 26 August 2005
ISBN : 1400034914
EAN : 9781400034918
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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