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Nectar in a Sieve (Signet Classics)

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This American Library Association Notable Book of 1955 tells the story of a peasant woman in India, married as a child bride to a tenant farmer, working with her husband to wrest a living from land ravaged by droughts, monsoons, and insects. Through years of poverty and disaster, she sees one of her infants die, her daughter become a prostitute, her sons leave for jobs she distrusts--and somehow she survives.

Synopsis:

Named Notable Book of 1955 by the American Library Association, this is the very moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved.

"Comparable in many ways to Cry, the Beloved Country...if anything...better." (Saturday Evening Post)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451528230
Author:
Markandaya, Kamala
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
India
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Married women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Farmers' spouses.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Signet Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
107-27
Publication Date:
20020101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
6.80x4.24x.60 in. .23 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages Signet Classics - English 9780451528230 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Named Notable Book of 1955 by the American Library Association, this is the very moving story of a peasant woman in a primitive village in India whose whole life was a gallant and persistent battle to care for those she loved.

"Comparable in many ways to Cry, the Beloved Country...if anything...better." (Saturday Evening Post)

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