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A disobedient girl : a novel, Ru Freeman

Label
A disobedient girl : a novel
Title
A disobedient girl
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ru Freeman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the trials and travails of two Sri Lankan women and their pursuit of freedom. Orphaned then absorbed as a servant into a well-to-do Sri Lankan family at the age of five, Latha Kumari grows up in tandem with the family's spoiled young daughter, Thara. However, Latha's mysterious origins and ambiguous caste ensure her a future of unpaid servitude in the Vithanages's household. Resentful, she involves herself with the man meant for Thara. This choice ultimately causes her loss and suffering. Alongside Latha's story is that of Biso's, who is fleeing a drunken abusive husband, a murdered lover and townspeople who whisper whore as she walks past. Biso escapes blindly to the salvation and promise of distant relatives in the north, but her journey with her three children across the country is tainted by murder and terrorism. The kindness of strangers runs out, but the end of Biso's tragic journey will end up being the promise of Latha's future
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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324077
Cataloging source
DLC
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Freeman, Ru
Dewey number
813.1
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Social classes
  • Women
  • Sri Lanka
Target audience
adult
Label
A disobedient girl : a novel, Ru Freeman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000044435683
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
374 p.
Isbn
9780670917952
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
A disobedient girl : a novel, Ru Freeman
Publication
Control code
000044435683
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
374 p.
Isbn
9780670917952
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

Library Locations

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