The Lovers: A Story of Chile and America

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Createspace Independent Pub, Apr 23, 2014 - Fiction - 54 pages
Originally published in Wild River Review on line, The Lovers is the story of a ballet dancer from Chile, who has to leave her native land for political reasons, and emigrate to Philadelphia, in America. Burmese-born author Kyi May Kaung lived many years in West Philadelphia while pursuing her doctorate in Political Science. The Lovers has vivid local color while traversing the uneasy life of political asylees.

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About the author (2014)

Dr. Kyi May Kaung is a dissenting artist, writer and poet, originally from Rangoon, Burma. She received her doctorate in political economy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Much of her writing is set in totalitarian systems and concerns the struggle of women to be free. Most are drawn from life. She won the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Award, was a Pew finalist in literature twice, and also won the William Carlos Williams Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her play Shaman, about sex abuse and multiple personalities, was praised by Edward Albee. Her full length novel Wolf is forthcoming.

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