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Shobha Rao

Forfatter af Girls Burn Brighter

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Image credit: Author Shobha Rao at the 2018 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74234418

Værker af Shobha Rao

Girls Burn Brighter (2018) 672 eksemplarer
An Unrestored Woman (2016) 103 eksemplarer
Atese Yürüyen Kadinlar (2022) 1 eksemplar

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The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Bidragyder — 226 eksemplarer

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Uuuugggghhhhh, I loved this book right up until the ending, which made me want to throw my Kindle across the room.
 
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ledonnelly | 35 andre anmeldelser | Mar 11, 2024 |
One thing that struck me was how the narrator voice seems to shift from simplisticly content, even in poverty and sorrow, in the earliest chapters (it felt almost like a YA novel at first) to something much colder and increasingly detached as the abuse and injury tally rises (and it rises quickly and never lets up). It's an utterly hopeless and cruel piece of literature, and it was also difficult to put down. Some of the timing maybe does not add up--things that are presented as happening concurrently (Poornima's arrival in Seattle, Savitha's departure) seem to be re-placed at different times as subsequent events play out. I found myself thinking after I'd finished the book and returned it to the library that it just didn't make sense, but perhaps I misread it. And I am still struggling to understand the point of the interlude about the unfortunate Arizona children--seriously what was that? Still it was artfully written hard to look away from any of it. I'm just not entirely sure that is a good thing.… (mere)
 
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SusanBraxton | 35 andre anmeldelser | Aug 15, 2023 |
3.5 stars. Beautifully written, but incredibly painful. And in the end, I can't decide if there's enough hope to slog through the pain. I don't need my endings tied up in a bow, but I need... something. This left me feeling just short of satisfied.
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CarolHicksCase | 35 andre anmeldelser | Mar 12, 2023 |
Nachdem die 16-jährige Savita, ein gleichaltriges Mädchen aus dem Nachbardorf, nach dem Tod von Purnimas Mutter am nun freigewordenen, zweiten Webstuhl neben Purnimas Vater zu arbeiten angefangen hat, freunden sich die beiden Mädchen an. So unterschiedlich ihre Innenwelten auf den ersten Blick erscheinen, so egalisierend sind die - vor allem für Frauen und Mädchen - barbarischen Lebensumstände des indischen Dorf-Lebens, die geprägt sind von Armut, Hunger, häuslicher & sexueller Gewalt.
Nach der Vergewaltigung durch Purnimas Vater entzieht sich Savita der Zwangsverheiratung mit dem Täter durch Flucht, und ihre Freundin Purnima beschließt wenige Jahre später, dem Martyrium als zwangsverheiratete, mißhandelte Haus-Sklavin ebenfalls zu entfliehen und sich auf die Suche nach ihrer Freundin zu machen.
Aus abwechselnden Perspektiven erzählt, verleiht Shobla Rao, amerikanische Autorin indischer Herkunft, in ihrem Debut-Roman "Mädchen brennen heller" den tragischen Schicksalen der beiden Protagonistinnen eine beeindruckende literarische Stimme, und der bewegenden Geschichte einen pointierten Schluß: Empfehlung.-
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