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Girls burn brighter

Author: Shobha Rao
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Flatiron Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, for readers of Rupi Kaur, about the extraordinary bond between two girls driven apart by circumstances but relentless in their search for one another. Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them. They are poor. They are driven. And they are girls. When Poornima was just a toddler, she was about to fall into a river. Her mother, beside herself,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shobha Rao
ISBN: 9781250074256 1250074258 9780349006833 0349006830
OCLC Number: 1005782720
Notes: "March 2018"--Title page verso.
Description: 307 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Shobha Rao.

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A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, for readers of Rupi Kaur, about the extraordinary bond between two girls driven apart by circumstances but relentless in their search for one another. Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them. They are poor. They are driven. And they are girls. When Poornima was just a toddler, she was about to fall into a river. Her mother, beside herself, screamed at her father to grab her. But he hesitated: "I was standing there, and I was thinking ... she's just a girl. Let her go ... That's the thing with girls, isn't it ... You think, Push. That's all it would take, Just one little push." After her mother's death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. She is left to take care of her siblings until her father can find her a suitable match. So when Savitha enters their household, Poornima is intrigued by the joyful, independent-minded girl. Suddenly their Indian village doesn't feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond the arranged marriage her father is desperate to secure for her. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend. Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India's underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls' perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within them.--Amazon.
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