The Moonlit Cage

The Moonlit Cage

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Daryâ’s simple life in mid-nineteenth-century Afghanistan is torn apart when a hateful curse by a jealous tribeswoman leaves her an outcast in her small Muslim village. She looks to her arranged marriage to the son of a nomadic tribal chief with hope that it will deliver her from this oppression; instead, Daryâ finds herself regularly beaten by her wrathful husband, and more isolated than she can bear. Seeing no choice other than to flee from her torment, Daryâ barely escapes through the foothills of the Hindu Kush.

Destitute and alone, Daryâ meets David Ingram, an enigmatic Englishman traveling in Afghanistan. Although he is a complete stranger, she joins him on his journey to Bombay—and embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Ranging from the arid Afghan plains to the lush tropical villas of India, across mighty seas to Victorian London’s fetid streets, The Moonlit Cage is an intense and sensuous story of love, loss, and redemption.

Baker & Taylor
Set against the backdrop of 1850s Afghanistan, India, and London, a historical novel follows Darya, a young Muslim woman, as she flees an abusive and cruel husband to seek a better life, first in India and then amidst the social perils of British polite society.

Baker
& Taylor

Set against the backdrop of 1850s Afghanistan, India, and London, a historical novel follows Darya, a young Muslim woman, as she flees an abusive and cruel husband to seek a better life, first in India and then amidst the social perils of British polite society. Original. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2007]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780307346490
0307346498
Branch Call Number: FICTION HOLEM...L

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clairea
Apr 16, 2013

I have read afew of her books and enjoyed them all. Even though fiction, I like how she brings the cultures of the countries into the story. Good descriptive writing.

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erinsnest
Feb 28, 2013

Feb 28, 2013....just finished "The Linnet Bird," which I had read was the first book in a series, and this one was the second. I don't think that was correct, they look like two totally unrelated books.(Feb 28, they are related, the son is in this one.) Well, this one is on my bookshelves at home, and I'd like to get it read so that I can pass it on. Hope it is as enjoyable as "The Linnet Bird" was......Mar 20, well, I have read another book before really getting into this one, and I'm past the middle, and just am not excited about reading it. Just finding it kind of boring. Oh, well I will plod on and let you know if it gets any better. I can't say I agree with the description of "moving swiftly......to the streets of London." Seeing as I am well into the second 1/2 of the book and she is no where near London, I must protest! Mar 24, finished it, and it didn't get any better, I'm glad to move on! (I don't like it when the main character is supposed to be strong, and wise, but acts wimpy, and foolish!)

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Cabbage_Flower
Apr 28, 2010

The beginning was very similar to In a Far Country, but about halfway through it took on its own flavor. I found that she concentrated on the details of the less interesting parts and skipped over situations that would be interesting, like at the end, and what happens with her English man. Overall though, it was enjoyable.

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