Item description for Locked Out: Stories far from home by Alison Jean Lester...
Travel to St. Louis, Tokyo, Colombo, and Singapore with Alison Jean Lester's challenging, charming characters as they grapple with a sense of dislocation and the nagging possibility of betrayal that accompanies new beginnings. Lester writes evocatively about the many facets of being far from home or uncomfortable where home is. These stories will appeal to seasoned and armchair travelers alike.
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Studio: Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Jan 10, 2007
Publisher Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd.
ISBN 9810553005 ISBN13 9789810553005
Availability 0 units.
More About Alison Jean Lester
Alison Jean Lesterwas born in California and has traveled all her life and variously studied, worked, and raised a family in the United Kingdom, Italy, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Singapore. She now lives in England."
Reviews - What do customers think about Locked Out: Stories far from home?
Love these short stories! Sep 13, 2007
My family is moving to Singapore and I was looking for something to tell me a little more about this tiny island country. I feel like I got a good peek at the Asian culture. More than that, though, I enjoyed the different short stories. There were a couple of them that, after reading them, I wanted to know what happened next. I like how the author leaves us wanting to know more. I don't feel like the stories were unfinished at all. It's just that even in a short story, I got wrapped up in these characters so easily!
A great read! Nov 19, 2006
These short stories cover lots of issues surrounding life overseas - love, loss, loneliness, belief, desire, dreams. I love the way Alison is able to paint a clear picture so we really get to know all the interesting characters and feel what they are feeling. I found Alison's writing very skilful - I could really feel the emotions in each story. There's some good humour too - very cleverly written. Good stuff!