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review The Road to Wanting 103 ✓ ✬ [PDF] ✓ The Road to Wanting By Wendy Law-Yone ✹ – Horticulturetrader.co.uk Sometimes the hardest journey is the road homeNa 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 fro Sometimes the hardesN 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 The Road PDFEPUB or it seems that her fighting spirit will not be broken. Another one off the Orange Prize Longlist Na Ga tells her life story in a rambling manner from her childhood as a member of the Wild Lu in Burma via an adoption by an American family time working in a brothel a relationship with a Westerner to the town of Wanting on her way back to Burma The dual meaning of Wanting is obviously intentionalI found the narrative captivating at first then put the book down for a long time and couldn't be bothered to finish it When I did pick it up again I found it uite the page turner again Not sure what happened in the middle really but it lost my interest somewhere So in the end I'm not really sure what to make of it I thought it was a good book but I'd hesitate to recommend it

The Road to WantingN 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 The Road PDFEPUB or it seems that her fighting spirit will not be broken. Another one off the Orange Prize Longlist Na Ga tells her life story in a rambling manner from her childhood as a member of the Wild Lu in Burma via an adoption by an American family time working in a brothel a relationship with a Westerner to the town of Wanting on her way back to Burma The dual meaning of Wanting is obviously intentionalI found the narrative captivating at first then put the book down for a long time and couldn't be bothered to finish it When I did pick it up again I found it uite the page turner again Not sure what happened in the middle really but it lost my interest somewhere So in the end I'm not really sure what to make of it I thought it was a good book but I'd hesitate to recommend it

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The Road to Wanting Ï Sometimes the hardest journey is the road homeNa 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 the. Wanting a frontier town lying between China and BurmaIn a hotel room Na Ga considers how she got there and where she might go nextShe tears cloth to make a rope Maybe to escape or maybe to hang herselfBut she is interrupted by the news that the man who was to guide her over the border has chosen to end his life A compelling openingThe Road to Wanting is not a happy book not an easy book but it is powerful often beautiful and took me into a world that I knew nothing aboutThe narrative moves back and forth in town slowly building a picture of Na Ga’s life It took time and concentration to put the story together but in time I didShe grew up in a countryside community but her parents sold her into slaveryAn American family saved her and became a companion to their young daughter But she was left behind left to fend for herself when the political situation became unstableIt was then that Na Ga was tricked She found herself a slave again in a brothel in Thailand She was rescued again by another American Will He protected Na Ga for a long time but eventually his home in America would call him back and Na Ga would be left behind He left her money and a guide to steer her home Na ga wanted to go homeBut it wasn’t that easy Years of conflict had changed Burma Boundaries had moved villages had been destroyed tribes wiped out “I want to go home” I said still sitting where I had fallen I wanted to be back in my own village among the animals I knew and the cousins I played with in the dirt yard behind the thorn hedges of our village gates Where was home Should Na Ga cross the border and take her chances or should she stay in WantingIt took time to put things together but I’m glad that I did The prose was rich and evocative lyrical and still very very readable It drew me right to Na Ga’s life I saw the sights I heard the sounds I was shocked I was fascinated and I was movedIt helped that Na Ga’s first person narrative was clear and direct and it hooked me from the first page At first I thought she was passive and yes she was but I began to realise that she had never had the luxury of choice that the course of her life had always been determined by other people that she was doing what she had to to surviveThat made is difficult for me to engage with her but it also allowed me to stand back and look at her life and her situationShe had survived she had accepted and that said so much about her spirit her characterI closed The Road to Wanting thinking hard and hoping against hope for Na Ga and her countryI’m very pleased that this book was longlisted for the Orange Prize and I’d be than happy to see it on the shortlist characters º eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ Wendy Law-Yone

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Wendy Law-Yone ✓ 3 summary 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 homeLonglisted for the Orange Prize for Fictio. This was a fairly disappointing read I was unsure about why Na Ga was actually going back to Burma It didn't seem her decision instead it was Will's and what was he afterRead my full wwwourbookclubnetau review at