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The Wayward Daughter: A Kathmandu Story

作者 Shradha Ghale
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 The Wayward Daughter: A Kathmandu Story:,Setagainstthebackdropofapproachingcivilwar,thestoryofayounggirl'scomingofagebyoneofNepal'snewest,strongestvoiceswriti

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內容簡介 Set against the backdrop of approaching civil war, the story of a young girl's coming of age by one of Nepal's newest, strongest voices writing in English Sumnima Tamule is in a crisis. Her friends at Rhododendron High School--all girls from semi-royal and other rich families--will soon be going abroad, but she, with second-division marks in her final exams, might have to settle for a grimy little college in town. Her parents, plodding away in middle-class Kathmandu, are deeply disappointed, and all their hopes are now pinned on Numa, her sister. Sundry cousins from their village in far-off Lungla--driven out by poverty and the warring Maoists--come to live with the family, trample upon her privacy, and wage kitchen politics with Boju, her foul-tongued grandmother. Other relatives embarrass her with their gauche village ways. And, worst of all, Sagar, Sumnima's US-returned RJ boyfriend, for whom she has been lying, sneaking around and stealing money from home, keeps her waiting for his phone calls. Employing a rich cast of characters, The Wayward Daughter tells the story of a young girl seeking out love, finding herself and her own spaces in life. Equally, it draws a telling portrait of Kathmandu--its class and caste divisions, its cosmopolitanism which exists alongside conservative attitudes, and its politics due to which a civil war looms. Written with humour, empathy and skill, this novel is a must-read.

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書名 / The Wayward Daughter: A Kathmandu Story
作者 / Shradha Ghale
簡介 / The Wayward Daughter: A Kathmandu Story:,Setagainstthebackdropofapproachingcivilwar,thestoryofayounggirl'scomingofagebyoneofNepal'snewest,strongestvoiceswriti
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9789388326087
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9789388326087
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 19.8X12.9X1.5CM
重量(g) / 276.7
語言 / 3:英文
級別 / N:無
頁數 / 280
裝訂 / P:平裝

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