Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage.Read more...
Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled; her life has been sold for a dowry. In prose both graceful and unflinching, this powerful novel relays the story of a rare young woman, who even when cast out into a brutal current of time-worn tradition, sets out to forge her own remarkable future.Inspired by a newspaper article about the real thirteen-year-old widows in India today, this universally acclaimed best-selling novel, characterized by spare, lyrical language and remarkable detail, transports readers into the heart of a gripping tale of hope.
- ISBN-13: 9780756908423
- ISBN-10: 0756908426
- Publisher: Perfection Learning
- Publish Date: August 2001
- Page Count: 186
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds