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The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka [in AsianWeek]

Rice MotherIn another British import of a debut novel, Manicka draws from her own history to create a family saga of four generations and 70 years. At the family’s core is its matriarch, Lakshmi, who is married off at age 14 and moves with her much older husband from Ceylon to Malaysia, where she bears six children by the age of 19. Instead of the wealthy, privileged life she is promised, she must struggle to raise her children and keep her family together.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, September 26, 2003

Readers: Adult

Published: 2003


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