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And as her life became different , she lost some of the wildness which had before
belonged to her . She began to lead a life more like the other village women .
She no longer went to , or worked in , the chena ; the jungle began to lose its hold
pull of the desire : his wanderings became a circle , of which the banian - trees
were the centre . He tried to go back to his hut , where he felt that there was safety
for him , and found himself walking in the opposite direction . Darkness began to
They became accustomed to the little tattered hut , and to the woman who lived in
it . The herd of wild pigs would go grunting and rooting up to the very door , and
the old sows would look up unafraid and untroubled at the woman sitting within .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review