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A Disobedient Girl - A Novel

Ru Freeman

Set against the volatile events of the last forty years of Sri Lankan history, A Disobedient Girl traces the lives of three characters whose interwoven fates and histories force them to answer life's most difficult questions. Beautiful, haunting, alive, and brimming with truth, it is, above all, a novel about extraordinary circumstances that change life in an instant and the power of love to transcend time and place. The story begins with two little girls, mistress and servant, one with every luxury and opportunity that money can buy and the other with nothing but her yearning for a better life. Together, they grow up bound by love, betrayal, resentment, and an impossible secret. Then there is Biso, a devoted mother of three, who risks everything to escape from the hands of her tyrannical husband. But her journey, which begins with such hope, takes her on a disastrous path that ultimately leads her to give her life over to strangers she never imagined she would have reason to know, binding her story with that of the girls in the most unexpected and heartbreaking of ways. A Disobedient Girl is a compelling exploration of personal desire set against the volatile backdrop of class and prejudice, as three women journey toward their future, united by a shared history but separated by different fates. A bold and deeply moving account that spans three decades of love and loss, it is a tale about the will to survive and the incredible power of the human spirit to transcend the unforgiving sweep of tragedy.

Set against the volatile events of the last forty years of Sri Lankan history, A Disobedient Girl traces the lives of three characters whose interwoven fates and histories force them to answer life's most difficult questions. Beautiful, haunting, alive, and brimming with truth, it is, above all, a novel about extraordinary circumstances that change life in an instant and the power of love to transcend time and place. The story begins with two little girls, mistress and servant, one with every luxury and opportunity that money can buy and the other with nothing but her yearning for a better life. Together, they grow up bound by love, betrayal, resentment, and an impossible secret. Then there is Biso, a devoted mother of three, who risks everything to escape from the hands of her tyrannical husband. But her journey, which begins with such hope, takes her on a disastrous path that ultimately leads her to give her life over to strangers she never imagined she would have reason to know, binding her story with that of the girls in the most unexpected and heartbreaking of ways. A Disobedient Girl is a compelling exploration of personal desire set against the volatile backdrop of class and prejudice, as three women journey toward their future, united by a shared history but separated by different fates. A bold and deeply moving account that spans three decades of love and loss, it is a tale about the will to survive and the incredible power of the human spirit to transcend the unforgiving sweep of tragedy.
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Set against the volatile events of the last forty years of Sri Lankan history, A Disobedient Girl traces the lives of three characters whose interwoven fates and histories force them to answer life's most difficult questions. Beautiful, haunting, alive, and brimming with truth, it is, above all, a novel about extraordinary circumstances that change life in an instant and the power of love to transcend time and place. The story begins with two little girls, mistress and servant, one with every luxury and opportunity that money can buy and the other with nothing but her yearning for a better life. Together, they grow up bound by love, betrayal, resentment, and an impossible secret. Then there is Biso, a devoted mother of three, who risks everything to escape from the hands of her tyrannical husband. But her journey, which begins with such hope, takes her on a disastrous path that ultimately leads her to give her life over to strangers she never imagined she would have reason to know, binding her story with that of the girls in the most unexpected and heartbreaking of ways. A Disobedient Girl is a compelling exploration of personal desire set against the volatile backdrop of class and prejudice, as three women journey toward their future, united by a shared history but separated by different fates. A bold and deeply moving account that spans three decades of love and loss, it is a tale about the will to survive and the incredible power of the human spirit to transcend the unforgiving sweep of tragedy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anne Flosnik

Length:

16h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:36


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

23:08


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

14:25


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

47:27


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

24:28


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

26:08


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

35:36


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

29:05


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

25:45


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

26:26


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

22:29


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

31:13


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

30:59


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

24:44


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

26:25


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

37:23


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

19:20


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

43:34


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

25:42


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

36:22


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

24:53


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

32:18


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

27:27


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

30:32


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

26:16


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

23:01


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

32:26


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

33:11


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

40:02


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

22:56


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

36:13


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

30:32


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

24:21


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

26:19


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

00:31