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Girls burn brighter (1st paperback ed) [BOOK] [Paperback]
Girls burn brighter (1st paperback ed) [BOOK] [Paperback]
  • Girls burn brighter (1st paperback ed) [BOOK] [Paperback]

Girls burn brighter (1st paperback ed) [BOOK] [Paperback]

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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'A treat for Ferrante fans, exploring the bonds of friendship and how female ambition beats against the strictures of poverty and patriarchal societies'
Huffington Post

An electrifying debut novel - the story of the unbreakable bond between two girls driven apart, and their journeys across continents to find each other again.

Poornima and Savitha, born in poverty, have known little kindness in their lives until they meet as teenagers. When an act of devastating cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend.

Alternating between the girls' perspectives as they face apparently insurmountable obstacles on their travels through the darkest corners of India's underworld and across an ocean, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who refuse to lose the hope that burns within.

Author Bio:

Shobha Rao moved from India to the USA at the age of seven. She won the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and is the recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship. Her work has been published in numerous literary journals, including Tincture, PMS (poemmemoirstory), Nimrod and Water~Stone Review. She lives in San Francisco.
Poornima and Savitha, born in poverty, have known little kindness in their lives until they meet as teenagers. When an act of devastating cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend. Alternating between the girls' perspectives as they face apparently insurmountable obstacles on their travels through the darkest corners of India's underworld and across an ocean, 'Girls Burn Brighter' introduces two heroines who refuse to lose the hope that burns within.

Review:

'Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao blew my heart up. Heart-shards everywhere. I am in awe of the warmth and humanity in this book, even as it explores some incredibly dark places. I'm going to be thinking about Girls Burn Brighter for a while, and you're going to be hearing a lot about it'
Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky

Burns with intensity . . . [Rao] is clearly a writer of great ambition
USA Today

A searing portrait of what feminism looks like in much of the world
Vogue

Shobha Rao writes cleanly and eloquently about women who, without their brightness, might have been left to die in their beds. She writes them into life, into existence, into the light of day
Los Angeles Times

Rao evokes the landscape of poverty with great skill . . . this is a timely portrayal of human traffi cking, cultural misogyny and the battles still fought every day by millions of women worldwide
Observer - Hannah Beckerman

Elegant and eloquent . . . this emotionally devastating story is at times almost too harrowing to read
Mail on Sunday - Eithne Farry
Author
Shobha Rao
Format
BOOK
Country
United Kingdom
Genre
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Publication Date
07 Mar 2019
ISBN
0349006849
Dewey Code
813.6 (edition:23)
Languange
English
Edition
1st paperback ed
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No
Media Format
Paperback
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