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The Road to Wanting

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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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"A hauntingly beautiful book." - Alberto Manguel


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