A Disobedient Girl

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Penguin Books Limited, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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Since her days in the orphanage, Latha has been a companion and servant to Thara, a more fortunate girl her own age. But since her trip to the hill country when she caught her first glimpse of a rose, Latha has known she was destined for a better life. For now, she must watch silently as Thara receives all the luxuries Latha is denied, consoled only by the rose-scented soap stolen from the bathroom of her master's house. Years and miles away, Biso, a desperate young mother, flees from her murderous husband, taking her children with her to the remote hills. As Biso and Latha journey towards their separate fates, struggling to hold on to their independence, each will betray the people they love, changing the course of their lives for ever. A Disobedient Girl is an epic, heartbreaking novel about the linked destinies of two women, set against the backdrop of beautiful, politically turbulent Sri Lanka.

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User Review  - AuntieClio - LibraryThing

Taking a month to concentrate on international authors has exposed me to so many gems. Ru Freeman's A Disobedient Girl is one. The way she tells the story of a young woman who is a servant to the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Limelite - LibraryThing

Skillfully, gently, Freeman brings together the tales of two women that at first seem unrelated until a revelation near the end, which signals the doom of Biso and the powerlessness of Latha who grows ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Ru Freemanis a Sri Lankan writer whose political journalism and fiction have been published internationally. She lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

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