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welcome neighbour janurary meeting with winner of the cinnamon new book award

Tuesday, January 19th 10 am Le Rughe
The Welcome Neighbour Rome International Group presents:
'The Disobedient Wife' by Annika Milisic-Stanley, published by Cinnamon Press 2015. 

Winner of the Cinnamon Press New Book Award 2014.

Available on amazon.co.uk and amazon.comwordery.comcinnamonpress.com and from the Anglo-American Bookstore in Piazza Spagna.  .

Information, reviews and interviews:

www.facebook.com/MilisicStanley (The Disobedient Wife by Annika Milisic-Stanley facebook page)
www.cinnamonpress.com (for author bio and book page)
www.thedisobedientauthor.com (blog)

Synopsis:

'The Disobedient Wife' is about the friendship between two women who live in Tajikistan, a country of the former USSR. One is a British diplomat's wife, lonely and lost in the chaos of a new country and neglected by her workaholic, charming, older husband. The other is a local Tajik woman, Nargis, who works as her nanny. She has a scandalous reputation in her close-knit community for daring to leave her second husband, an alcoholic, migrant laborer in Russia who has kept custody of their baby. 
Harriet secretly lends her money to start a business and comes to admire her tenacity and drive, comparing Nargis' life with her trophy wife existence. Nargis' husband returns from Russia and tries to destroy her, whilst Harriet makes a devastating discovery. The two women turn to each other against a backdrop of violence and betrayal. 


From Cinnamon Press: 

"Rich with sense of place and deeply humane, Milisic-Stanley brings the acute observation of an artist and social anthropologist to bear on this moving and compelling story of how two women survive and thrive in difficult circumstances."

Themes:
The re-emergence of tradition and culture since the fall of the USSR and the impact on women; migration and drug trafficking; expatriate 'trailing spouse' life and identity; domestic violence; cross-cultural friendship.
Reservations are requested please.  
To reserve send an e-mail to info@vivivejo.org

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