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The author of the book: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9788375066616
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 877 KB
Edition: Zysk i S-ka
Date of issue: February 18th 2013
ISBN: 8375066613

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Późne popołudnie w biurze paszportów i wiz konsulatu indyjskiego w nienazwanym mieście Stanów Zjednoczonych. Większość interesantów już wyszła, podobnie jak większa część urzędników, ale dziewięć osób wciąż pozostało w ambasadzie. Punkowa nastolatka, która ma niezwykły talent. Zamożna para małżonków z wyższej warstwy społecznej, których związek przeżywa kryzys. Młody Muzułmanin, urodzony w Ameryce, zmagający się ze skutkami zamachów z jedenastego września. Absolwentka uczelni, dręczona pytaniami o sens miłości. Były amerykański żołnierz, który chce odkupić swe winy. Starsza Chinka, w której przeszłości tkwi pewien sekret. Dwoje pracowników ambasady na progu miłosnej przygody.

Kiedy spokojne popołudnie przerywa nagłe trzęsienie ziemi, dziewięcioro bohaterów zostaje uwięzionych w konsulacie. Początkowo ich wysiłki skierowane są wyłącznie ku temu, by przetrwać. Mają mało jedzenia. Biuro zaczyna zalewać woda. Potem zaś, gdy emocjonalny i fizyczny stres zdaje się być już nie do wytrzymania, młoda absolwentka uniwersytetu proponuje, by każdy opowiedział historię ze swego życia, która zawierałaby "jedną niezwykłą rzecz" i która nigdy nie została opowiedziana nikomu wcześniej. I kiedy pomimo zagrożenia śmiercią snute są historie o z pozoru przyziemnych sprawach: romansach, małżeństwie, rodzinie, politycznym wstrząsie i odkrywaniu swej duszy, ujawnia się w nich nagle transcendentalna prawda o życiu i siłach, które nas motywują do przetrwania.

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Ebook Jedna niezwykła rzecz read Online! Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an award-winning author and poet. Her themes include the Indian experience, contemporary America, women, immigration, history, myth, and the joys and challenges of living in a multicultural world. Her work is widely known, as she has been published in over 50 magazines, including the Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, and her writing has been included in over 50 anthologies. Her works have been translated into 29 languages, including Dutch, Hebrew, Hindi and Japanese. Divakaruni also writes for children and young adults.Her novels One Amazing Thing, Oleander Girl, Sister of My Heart and Palace of Illusions are currently in the process of being made into movies. http://www.chitradivakaruni.com/books.... Her newest novel is Before We Visit the Goddess (about 3 generations of women-- grandmother, mother and daughter-- who each examine the question "what does it mean to be a successful woman.") Simon & Schuster.

She was born in India and lived there until 1976, at which point she left Calcutta and came to the United States. She continued her education in the field of English by receiving a Master’s degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

To earn money for her education, she held many odd jobs, including babysitting, selling merchandise in an Indian boutique, slicing bread in a bakery, and washing instruments in a science lab. At Berkeley, she lived in the International House and worked in the dining hall. She briefly lived in Illinois and Ohio, but has spent much of her life in Northern California, which she often writes about. She now lives in Texas, which has found its way into her upcoming book, Before We Visit the Goddess.

Chitra currently teaches in the nationally ranked Creative Writing program at the Univ. of Houston. She serves on the Advisory board of Maitri in the San Francisco Bay Area and Daya in Houston. Both these are organizations that help South Asian or South Asian American women who find themselves in abusive or domestic violence situations. She is also closely involved with Pratham, an organization that helps educate children (especially those living in urban slums) in India.

She has judged several prestigious awards, such as the National Book Award and the PEN Faulkner Award.

Two of her books, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart, have been made into movies by filmmakers Gurinder Chadha and Paul Berges (an English film) and Suhasini Mani Ratnam (a Tamil TV serial) respectively. Her novels One Amazing Thing and Palace of Illusions have currently been optioned for movies. Her book Arranged Marriage has been made into a play and performed in the U.S. and (upcoming, May) in Canada. River of Light, an opera about an Indian woman in a bi-cultural marriage, for which she wrote the libretto, has been performed in Texas and California.

She lives in Houston with her husband Murthy. She has two sons, Anand and Abhay (whose names she has used in her children’s novels).

Chitra loves to connect with readers on her Facebook author page, www.facebook.com/chitradivakaruni, and on Twitter, @cdivakaruni.
For more information about her books, please visit http://www.chitradivakaruni.com/, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.



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