Anila's Journey (Hardcover)

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Description


Set in colonial India, this richly layered coming-of-age tale follows a spirited young artist on a journey up the Ganges — and through the enigmas of her past.

How can Anila Tandy, left to fend for herself after her mother's death, dare to apply for a job that is clearly not meant for a woman? But somehow the "Bird Girl of Calcutta," art supplies in hand, finds herself on an eye-opening journey up the Ganges, apprenticed to a gentleman scientist. As the lush landscape slips by, Anila dives into her past — a past where her beautiful Bengali mother still tells stories and her Irish father's mysterious disappearance lingers. Gorgeously written and rich with atmosphere, Mary Finn's debut novel tells the story of a determined young artist who must make her way in the dangerous world of late-eighteenth-century India.

About the Author


Mary Finn is the author of the young adult novel Anila's Journey. She lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Praise For…


"A remarkable book . . . a writer to watch." — The GUARDIAN (U.K.) — The Guardian

"Pulsing with the sights and sounds of place and period, a confident, polished work it is, suitable not just for the teenage market, but adults too." — IRISH INDEPENDENT — Irish Independent

Product Details
ISBN: 9780763639167
ISBN-10: 0763639168
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: October 14th, 2008
Pages: 309
Language: English