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One Amazing Thing (2010) [Novel]
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Late afternoon sun sneaks through the windows of a passport and visa office in an unnamed American city. Most customers and even most office workers have come and gone, but nine people remain. A punky teenager with an unexpected gift. An upper-class Caucasian couple whose relationship is disintegrating. A young Muslim-American man struggling with the fallout of 9/11. A graduate student haunted by a question about love. An African-American ex-soldier searching for redemption. A Chinese grandmother with a secret past. And two visa office workers on the verge of an adulterous affair.

When an earthquake rips through the afternoon lull, trapping these nine characters together, their focus first jolts to their collective struggle to survive. There's little food. The office begins to flood. Then, at a moment when the psychological and emotional stress seems nearly too much for them to bear, the young graduate student suggests that each tell a personal tale, "one amazing thing" from their lives, which they have never told anyone before. And as their surprising stories of romance, marriage, family, political upheaval, and self-discovery unfold against the urgency of their life-or-death circumstances, the novel proves the transcendent power of stories and the meaningfulness of human expression itself.

Original title: One Amazing Thing
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: One Amazing Thing

One Amazing Thing (2010)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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One Amazing Thing (February 2, 2010)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Voice
ISBN: 9781401340995
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8 x 0.6 in
Pages: 240

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