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Song for night : a novella

Author: Chris Abani
Publisher: New York : Akashic Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"My Luck, a West African boy soldier who has lost his voice, leads us on a terrifying yet beautiful journey through the nightmare landscape of a brutal war in search of his lost platoon"--Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
War stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Abani, Chris.
Song for Night.
New York : Akashic Books, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Abani
ISBN: 9781936070466 1936070464
OCLC Number: 591527311
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Silence Is a Steady Hand, Palm Flat; Night Is a Palm Pulled Down over the Eyes; Death Is Two Fingers Sliding across the Throat; Memory Is a Pattern Cut into an Arm; Imagination Is a Forefinger between the Eyes; Dawn Is Two Hands Parting before the Face; A Funnel Is Fingertips Steepled, Palms Apart; Danger Is a Deeper Silence; Love Is a Backhanded Stroke to the Cheek; Listening Is a Hand Cupping an Ear like a Seashell; Fish Is a Hand Swimming through the Air; The Soul Has No Sign; Ghosts Are a Gentle Breath over Moving Fingers. Truth Is Forefinger to Tongue Raised SkywardMercy Is a Palm Turning Out from the Heart; Dreaming Is Hands Held in Prayer over the Nose; Town Is Hands Making Boxes in the Air; A Thumb in the Air, Clicking an Imaginary Lighter; Child's Play; A Hand Held like a Pistol; River Is a Flat Snake; Shelter Is Hands Protecting the Head; Music Is Any Dance You Can Pull Off; Roll Call Is Fingers Counting off a Palm; Fingers Pinching a Nose Is a Bad Smell; Dirty Is a Scrunched-up Face and a Palm Waving; Cowardice Is Spitting Once; A Question Is a Palm Turning Out from an Ear; Vision Is the Same As Dreaming. A Train Is Forearms Back and Forth Like PistonsLight Is Jazz Hands and a Smile; Mother Is Crossed Arms Rocking a Baby; Rest Is a Chin Held in a Palm; Fear Is an Open Hand Beating over the Heart; Will Is an Emphatic Finger Pointing; Home Is a Palm Fisted to the Heart; Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: by Chris Abani.

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"My Luck, a West African boy soldier who has lost his voice, leads us on a terrifying yet beautiful journey through the nightmare landscape of a brutal war in search of his lost platoon"--Publisher description.

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