Item description for The World From My Fire Escape : A struggle for independence amidst cultural expectations by Susan Varghese...
Overview This book portrays the trials of one young woman who wants to strike out on her own and follow her dream of becoming a writer but who must do so at the risk of forever damaging her relationship with her strict East Indian parents.
Publishers Description All Sofie wanted was a chance to see her own dreams lived out, but the pressure was intense?from her parents, their culture, other friends and family?not to mention the pressure she put on herself. Then there was the incredible guilt she felt from being a disobedient daughter. Desperate to break away from suffocating traditions, this young American-born East Indian woman makes life changing choices that will set the course for her future. Leaving home against her parents? wishes, she escapes to New York City to pursue a career as a writer. Sofie finds friends, a new family, love and ultimately?herself. However, she must determine whether she should keep her new life, or follow the path that her parents and culture have already chosen for her. The World From My Fire Escape invites the reader to see through Sofie's eyes as she discovers personal expression and true freedom. This book is a celebration of the courage, the spirit, and the heart of a young woman determined to break away from cultural expectations and control her own destiny.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.44" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Aug 25, 2004
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises, LLC
ISBN 0975393383 ISBN13 9780975393383
Availability 128 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 03:19.
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More About Susan Varghese
Susan Varghese lives in Oklahoma City, OK.
Susan Varghese currently resides in Oklahoma City.
Reviews - What do customers think about The World From My Fire Escape : A struggle for independence amidst cultural expectations?
unique look on life as a 1st generation Indian American Jan 1, 2005
After reading this book, I was amazed that the events in the main character's life were so familiar to my own life as an American born East Indian. This book was a very easy read that portrays the struggles and blessings of being a 1st generation Indian living in the America. It also allows the non-Indian to learn more about the culture and gives a different perspective that many will find refreshing and intriguing. Definitely a great book to read or to add to one's book club!