Names for Light: A Family History

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Graywolf Press
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5.62 X 8.33 X 0.86 inches | 0.77 pounds

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About the Author

Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is the author of The End of Peril, the End of Enmity, the End of Strife, a Haven. She has a BA from Brown University, an MFA from the University of Notre Dame, and a PhD from the University of Denver. She teaches at Amherst College.


"[A] hypnotic memoir. . . . In lyrical prose, Myint straddles dream and reality. . . . Her poetic narration is indisputably alluring. . . . This serpentine narrative is a thing of beauty."--Publishers Weekly

Names For Light is itself the place where the family's past - and Myint's dynamically evolving present -- approach each other. The tug and pull of these forces, and the broader awareness of tyranny in the world, comprise an environment for the reader that is both demanding in its multiple vectors and gratifying in its patterning and acute intelligence."--On The Seawall

"Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is driving an important autobiographical rickshaw into the twenty-first century."--Vi Khi Nao

"Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint is one of the most remarkable writers of our time, and Names for Light is a piercing and heartbreaking revelation."--Janice Lee, author of Damnation and The Sky Isn't Blue

"Myint's geographies and her syntax will echo inside you like luminous ghosts: opulent and ruthless and profound, like drowned sapphires waiting to be reunited with the wind."--Lily Hoang