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The Selector of Souls



Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Selector of Souls"

The Selector of Soulsbegins with a scene that is terrifying, harrowing and yet strangely tender: we're in the mid ranges of the Himalayas as a young woman gives birth to her third child with the help of her mother, Damini. The birth brings no joy, just a horrible accounting, and the act that follows - the huge sacrifice made by Damini out of love of her daughter - haunts the novel. In Shauna Singh Baldwin's enthralling novel, two fascinating, strong-willed women must deal with the relentless logic forced upon them by survival: Damini, a Hindu midwife, and Anu, who flees an abusive marriage for the sanctuary of the Catholic church. When Sister Anu comes to Damini's home village to open a clinic, their paths cross, and each are certain they are doing what's best for women. What do health, justice, education and equality mean for women when India is marching toward prosperity, growth and becoming a nuclear power? If the baby girls and women around them are to survive, Damini and Anu must find creative ways to break with tradition and help this community change from within.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Baldwin Shauna Singh
ISBN: 9781471113512
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 27/09/2012
Εκδότης: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 560
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 628 gr
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2012