Homeless Bird

By: Whelan, Gloria

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Book Condition: New in New dust jacket


Winner of the National Book Award. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly is getting married. When she discovers that the husband her parents have chosen for her is a sickly boy with wicked parents, Koly wishes she could flee. According to tradition, though, she has no choice. On her wedding day, Koly's fate is sealed. In the wake of her marriage, Koly fnds herself alone in a strange city of white-sari-clad women. Her only choice seems to be to shed her name and join the hordes who chant for food. Even then, cast into a current of time-worn tradition, she sets out to forge her own exceptional future. Red binding with golden birds near the spine. Has a black remainder mark about 1" at the bottom. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

Title: Homeless Bird

Author: Whelan, Gloria

Categories: Teen/Young Adult,

Publisher: New York, NY, Harpercollins Publishers: 2000

ISBN: 0060284544

ISBN 13: 9780060284541

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 004103

Keywords: COURAGE FICTION INDIA TRADITIONS MARRIAGE Leaving Home ARRANGED HOMELESS LIFE,