Homeless Bird

by WHELAN, Gloria

Australian: No
Published: 2000 by Harper Collins
Level: Mature

Asian Content

Married at 13 to a boy she has never seen, Koly finds that her dowry has been used to take the boy to the Ganges where a cure is expected. Now a widow, Koly is treated worse than a slave, until her parents in law abandon her in a city for widows, where she must beg in the streets to survive. A stranger takes her to a place where widows are able to take some control of their own lives.

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