Titolo: Dance of the Fireflies
Casa editrice: Frog Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria 9788188811366-3
Riassunto: Dance of the Fireflies is a heartrending novel set in India. In a quest to fulfill his dream, Chotu, a seven-year-old boy, leaves his remote village in South India for a life in the city. His pursuit takes him through a labyrinth of bittersweet experiences. Struck by hunger, and plagued by emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of Aslam, a man who takes advantage of his vulnerability, Chotu questions his decision to leave his village. He finds reprieve in his friendship with Tasneem, a young girl who loses her family when the tsunami waves devastate her village on the coast of Chennai. Their paths intertwine as each explores life and realizes their destiny. Through their experiences, we ascertain the implications of living a repressed life. How do you deal with the loss of family? How do you forge friendships when trust becomes a fragile sentiment? Lastly, how do you keep a dream alive in the face of adversity? The novel brings to life the indomitable spirit of human endurance, hope and desire ? a story that is evocative of the noteworthy moments in most people?s lives.
L'autore: Dance of the Fireflies was born of Rucha Humnabadkar?s work as a journalist and her experiences with India?s street children. Inspired by their relentless pursuit of their dreams, she was compelled to write this story ? her debut novel ? to celebrate the courage and fortitude of their young minds. Humnabadkar, 27, born and raised in India, has written and directed three English-language plays and worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor on his early films. She earned a master?s degree from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, and currently works for eBay in northern California.
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