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River
Guernica Editions (Guernica World Editions), Spring 2020
268 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771834575
ISBN10: 1771834579
English
$19.95 Canada, $17.95 US

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River is the story of a fourteen-year-old girl who travels back in time, and across continents, encountering her maternal forbears when they were her age. From the Australian Outback, where she meets a young Aboriginal man, to racist, rigidly segregated South Africa during World War II, to the midst of a pogrom in Lithuania, and then all the way back to the Babylon of biblical times, Emily has deep encounters with the young women she meets, as well as with the history that shapes them -- and ultimately, the histories that have mysteriously and yet powerfully shaped her own soul.
He put his lips up to my ear, as a child does when telling a secret. “You will hold their sadnesses in your hand,” he whispered. “But you must also be touching their land. Then you will tumble, and in your tumbling, you will find what you are looking for.”

Books by Shira Nayman

River