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Ursula Under by Ingrid Hill
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A dangerous rescue attempt in Michigan has captured the attention of the entire country. A two-year-old girl has fallen down a mine shaft. Ursula Wong is the only child of a poor family and referred to by one member of the TV audience as 'half-breed trailer trash', not worth all the expense. But there is much more to Ursula than this: she is the last of her family line - and here the novel explodes into a gorgeous saga of culture, history and heredity. By its end, we've met, among others of Ursula's forebears, a second-century-B. C. Chinese alchemist; an orphaned consort to a Swedish queen; and Ursula's great-great-grandfather, Jake Maki, a miner who died in a cave-in aged twenty-nine. Ursula's fate echoes those of her ancestors, many of whom so narrowly escaped not being born that any given individual's life comes to seem a miracle.

Author Biography

Ingrid Hill is the author of a collection of stories, Dixie Church Interstate Blues. The mother of twelve children, she lives in Iowa City.
Release date NZ
July 9th, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
496
Dimensions
128x197x30
ISBN-13
9780099479864
Product ID
1670183

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