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The Road to Wanting

(2010)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)

"A hauntingly beautiful book."
Alberto Manguel


Na Ga was always in search of a better life. But now she sits, alone, in a hotel room in Wanting, a godforsaken town on the Chinese-Burmese border. Plucked from her wild life as a rural eel-catcher, Na Ga is first abandoned by her would-be rescuers in Rangoon. Later, as a teenager, she finds herself chasing the dream of a new life in Thailand - where further betrayals and violations await. Yet it seems that her fighting spirit will not be broken. But for how long can Na Ga belong nowhere and with no one? In the dingy hotel in Wanting, she is forced to confront her compulsion to keep running, and to ask herself why, until now, she's resisted the journey home.

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Paperback Editions

March 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Road to Wanting
Author(s): Wendy Law-Yone
ISBN: 0-09-953598-X / 978-0-09-953598-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Road to Wanting
Author(s): Wendy Law-Yone
ISBN: 0-7011-8408-6 / 978-0-7011-8408-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Road to Wanting
Author(s): Wendy Law-Yone
Publisher: Versilio
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April 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Road to Wanting
Author(s): Wendy Law-Yone
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


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