The Rice Mother (Paperback)

Rani Manicka

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A compelling glimpse into a captivatingly exotic world of myth and magic. Beguiled by promises of wealth, fourteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her native Ceylon for Malaya and marriage to a man many years her senior. But Ayah has lied to her and her family about his circumstances and in fact he lives in poverty. A woman of formidable energy and intelligence, Lakshmi provides security, if not luxury, for her family, though at a considerable emotional cost. Then the Japanese army invades during WWII. The family bears deep scars and inflicts those wounds on the next generation. But in Nisha, Lakshmi's great-granddaughter, it is as if Fate has come full circle ...


Product Details

  • Product code: BFWDC
  • ISBN: 9781444706581
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.6cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 608
  • Publish date: Thu May 13 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 9

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