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The Moonlit Cage: A Novelby Linda Holeman
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Daryâ’s simple life in mid-nineteenth-century Afghanistan is torn apart when a hateful curse by a jealous tribeswoman leaves her an outcast in her small Muslim village. She looks to her arranged marriage to the son of a nomadic tribal chief with hope that it will deliver her from this oppression; instead, Daryâ finds herself regularly beaten by her wrathful husband, and more isolated than she can bear. Seeing no choice other than to flee from her torment, Daryâ barely escapes through the foothills of the Hindu Kush.
Destitute and alone, Daryâ meets David Ingram, an enigmatic Englishman traveling in Afghanistan. Although he is a complete stranger, she joins him on his journey to Bombay—and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Ranging from the arid Afghan plains to the lush tropical villas of India, across mighty seas to Victorian London’s fetid streets, The Moonlit Cage is an intense and sensuous story of love, loss, and redemption.
Set against the backdrop of 1850s Afghanistan, India, and London, a historical novel follows Darya, a young Muslim woman, as she flees an abusive and cruel husband to seek a better life, first in India and then amidst the social perils of British polite society. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Darya's simple life in mid-nineteenth-century Afghanistan is torn apart when a hateful curse by a jealous tribeswoman leaves her an outcast in her small Muslim village. She looks to her arranged marriage to the son of a nomadic tribal chief wit
About the Author
\LINDA HOLEMAN has been a writer-in-residence,
editor, and teacher of creative writing. The author of The
Linnet Bird, she lives in Winnipeg, Canada. You can find out more about her at www.LindaHoleman.com.
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