by Alan Cheuse
May 28, 2007 (All Things Considered) — The Lizard Cage is a harrowing piece of fiction -- with a lyrical streak -- about inmates and jailers in a Burmese prison. Karen Connelly's novel first appeared in Canada and was named as a finalist for last year's Kiriyama Prize for fiction, which goes to outstanding works about the Pacific Rim and South Asia.
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