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Author Patel, Shona, 1959- author.

Title Flame tree road : a novel / Shona Patel. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [New York] : HarperAudio, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 27 min., 11 sec.)) : digital
Playing Time 102711
Performer Read by Neil Shah.
Summary From the acclaimed author of Teatime for the Firefly comes the story of a man with dreams of changing the world, who finds himself changed by love 1870s India. In a tiny village where society is ruled by a caste system and women are defined solely by marriage, young Biren Roy dreams of forging a new destiny. When his mother suffers the fate of widowhood--shunned by her loved ones and forced to live in solitary penance--Biren devotes his life to effecting change. Biren's passionate spirit blossoms as wildly as the blazing flame trees of his homeland. With a law degree, he goes to work for the government to pioneer academic equality for girls. But in a place governed by age-old conventions, progress comes at a price, and soon Biren becomes a stranger among his own countrymen. Just when his vision for the future begins to look hopeless, he meets Maya, the independent-minded daughter of a local educator, and his soul is reignited. It is in her love that Biren finally finds his home, and in her heart that he finds the hope for a new world.
Subject Caste -- India -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Widows -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
India -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Genre Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Audiobooks.
Downloadable audio books.
Added Author Shah, Neil, 1976- narrator.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
ISBN 9781488200021 electronic audio bk.
1488200025 electronic audio bk.
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