By Kristopher Dukes
Dukes's gripping old novel tells the story of a determined Albanian girl who will do no matter what it takes to maintain her independence and grab keep an eye on of her future...even if it skill swearing to stay a virgin for her whole life.
When eighteen-year-old Eleanora’s father is shot useless at the cobblestone streets of 1910 Albania, Eleanora needs to abandon her dream of learning artwork in Italy as she struggles to outlive in a distant mountain village along with her stepmother Meria.
Nearing hunger, Meria secretly sells Eleanora into marriage with the harsh inheritor of a robust extended family. reason on preserving her freedom, Eleanora takes an oath to stay a virgin for the remainder of her life—a culture that offers her the correct to dwell as a guy: she is now head of her loved ones and will paintings for a dwelling in addition to hold a gun. Eleanora may also perform the vengeful blood feuds that eat the mountain tribes, yet she will not be killed—unless she forsakes her vow, which she has no goal of ever doing.
But whilst an injured stranger stumbles into her lifestyles, Eleanora nurses him again to wellbeing and fitness, saving his life—yet risking her personal as she falls in love with him...
“It’s challenging to think that the tradition Dukes describes used to be ever genuine, however the quantity of study she placed into this booklet certainly shines via. the tale is still attention-grabbing all through; readers will certainly locate it tricky to place this novel down.”—San Francisco booklet Review
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