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The Exotic Orchid

ByYusiana Basuki

Annie, the main character of the story, is a Javanese woman of noble birth. Her arranged marriage, and followed by her husband's adulterous betrayal, then subsequent lost of custody of her only child forced her to escape from Indonesia to New York with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket, determined to find a better life. She finds a job as a Balinese dancer. Through hardship, long and winding roads for years in work, courtship and motherhood, such as having an illegitimate son that is disgraceful according to Indonesian moral standard, and being expelled by Indonesian community in New York, she strives to become a distinguished fashion designer. The story of an immigrant struggles for her existence is relevant to American society.

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Publication Date
Mar 12, 2012
Language
English
ISBN
9781105594106
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Yusiana Basuki

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Format
EPUB

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