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These five stories follow young women living far from home, coping with new and often unfamiliar rules, as they confront the compelling circumstances of adult love. The rich, unforgettable tales in this collection, set in Southeast Asia and on the Indian subcontinent, showcase a writer of exceptional talent, one of today's most gifted and exciting young voices.

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780061873386
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A New York Times Notable Book; Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award. I wanted to like this book, and in fact I identified with a great deal of it. I understood the differentness of living. . . being identified. . .trying to lose my identity. . .as an American in another country. One story, The Tutor, spoke so clearly to me I cried at the end, filled with admiration. However, the last story, The Last Bastion, was so painful that I couldn't finish it. My problem, I readily admit. I think you should read this. I cannot.more

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A New York Times Notable Book; Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award. I wanted to like this book, and in fact I identified with a great deal of it. I understood the differentness of living. . . being identified. . .trying to lose my identity. . .as an American in another country. One story, The Tutor, spoke so clearly to me I cried at the end, filled with admiration. However, the last story, The Last Bastion, was so painful that I couldn't finish it. My problem, I readily admit. I think you should read this. I cannot.more
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