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The Solemn Lantern Maker

(2008)
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At a busy intersection in Manila, the magical and the seedy collide: shimmering lanterns and poverty, Christmas carols and child prostitution, dreams of friendship and the global 'war on terror'. A hut in the slums becomes a cathedral and silence is an exchange of breaths. This raw and hard-hitting novel captures issues of our times and is delicately spare in its prose, with room for silences. Reading it is like walking into the lantern maker's hut where 'life must be squeezed to pocket-size, breath must be kept spare...be frugal where life is fragile'.

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Paperback Editions

October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Solemn Lantern Maker: A Novel
Author(s): Merlinda Bobis
ISBN: 0-385-34113-X / 978-0-385-34113-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delta
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March 2008 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Solemn Lantern Maker
Author(s): Merlinda Bobis
ISBN: 1-74196-078-9 / 978-1-74196-078-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Pier 9
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Solemn Lantern Maker: A Novel
Author(s): Merlinda Bobis
Publisher: Delta
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA