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Homeless Bird

Homeless Bird

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Gloria Whelan
BACKLIST | On Sale Date: August 21, 2001
Ship Date: August 2, 2001
9780064408196, 0064408191
192 pages | Announced 1st Print: 75000K
19.4 cm H | 13 cm W | 1 cm T | 127 g Wt
  • Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Asia

Winner of the 2000 National Book Award

A New York Times Best-seller!

Gloria Whelan’s National Book Award–winning novel, now available in paperback, chronicles the breathtaking story of a remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly’s story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she’s been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future.

Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen-year-old widows in India today, this universally acclaimed best-selling novel, characterized by spare, lyrical language and remarkable detail, transports readers into the heart of a gripping tale of hope.

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