If I Had $1,500, I Would Clean My Karma
The story follows an idealistic young woman born into poverty in the slums as she defies the odds against her to get an education and become an author. As she observes her husbands increasing mental illness and copes with two teenagers growing up in this environment, she seeks to find the wisdom she needs for herself and her children. Her struggle to overcome the barbaric feudalism of a marriage that appears outwardly to others as American as apple pie is a challenge she finally overcomes. She confronts the need for spiritual transcendence and ethical stability in her battle to survive.
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