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While the sun is above us : a novel /
Melanie Schnell.
imprint
Calgary : Freehand Books, c2012.
description
239 p. : maps, port. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1554810612 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781554810611 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Calgary : Freehand Books, c2012.
isbn
1554810612 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781554810611 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
8633554
 
Purchase; DSO; 2013; RB305635.
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
City of Regina Book Award, CAN, 2013 : Won
Saskatchewan Book Awards, CAN, 2013 : Nominated
Reviews
Review Quotes
"An urgent and powerful story about two women speaking to each other across every imaginable divide. This is a story that needed to be told!" - Buffy Cram, author of Radio Belly
aoeSchnellas prose is transparent and true, and her voice is haunting, full of emotional clout. Hers are characters made of flesh and blooda"they are brave, vulnerable, strong and, ultimately, alive with hope.aa"Lisa Moore "An urgent and powerful story about two women speaking to each other across every imaginable divide. This is a story that needs to be told!"a"Buffy Cram, author of Radio Belly
Schnell's prose is transparent and true, and her voice is haunting, full of emotional clout. Hers are characters made of flesh and blood-they are brave, vulnerable, strong and, ultimately, alive with hope.-Lisa Moore "An urgent and powerful story about two women speaking to each other across every imaginable divide. This is a story that needs to be told!"-Buffy Cram, author of Radio Belly
This item was reviewed in:
Globe & Mail, June 2012
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Summaries
Main Description
While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and held as a slave for eight years. Sandra, fleeing her life in Canada, travels to South Sudan as an aid worker but soon finds herself unwittingly embroiled in a violent local conflict. When chance brings Adut and Sandra together in a brief but profound moment, their lives change forever.In captivating prose, Melanie Schnell offers imaginative insight into the lives of innocents in a land at war, rendering horrific experiences with exquisite clarity. While The Sun Is Above Us explores the immense power of the imagination, the human desire for connection, and the endurance of hope.
Main Description
It is too difficult to release this war from our blood, when it long ago shaped who we are, howwe live, how we move, how we breathe. Blood has filled this earth up; it has made God angry.We must be forgiven or nothing will change.While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and held as a slave for eight years. Sandra, fleeing her life in Canada, travels to South Sudan as an aid worker but soon finds herself unwittingly embroiled in a violent local conflict. When chance brings Adut and Sandra together in a brief but profound moment, their lives change forever.In captivating prose, Melanie Schnell offers imaginative insight into the lives of innocents in a land at war, rendering horrific experiences with exquisite clarity. While The Sun Is Above Us explores the immense power of the imagination, the human desire for connection, and the endurance of hope.
Main Description
It is too difficult to release this war from our blood, when it long ago shaped who we are, how we live, how we move, how we breathe. Blood has filled this earth up; it has made God angry. We must be forgiven or nothing will change. While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and held as a slave for eight years. Sandra, fleeing her life in Canada, travels to South Sudan as an aid worker but soon finds herself unwittingly embroiled in a violent local conflict. When chance brings Adut and Sandra together in a brief but profound moment, their lives change forever. In captivating prose, Melanie Schnell offers imaginative insight into the lives of innocents in a land at war, rendering horrific experiences with exquisite clarity. While The Sun Is Above Us explores the immense power of the imagination, the human desire for connection, and the endurance of hope.
Main Description
While The Sun Is Above Us takes readers deep into the extraordinary world of Sudan through the intertwined narratives of two women. In the midst of a bloody civil war, Adut is brutally captured and held as a slave for eight years. Sandra, fleeing her life in Canada, travels to South Sudan as an aid worker but soon finds herself unwittingly embroiled in a violent local conflict. When chance brings Adut and Sandra together in a brief but profound moment, their lives change forever. In captivating prose, Melanie Schnell offers imaginative insight into the lives of innocents in a land at war, rendering horrific experiences with exquisite clarity. While The Sun Is Above Us explores the immense power of the imagination, the human desire for connection, and the endurance of hope.

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