Beautiful Place

£12.99

Centred upon the Villa Hibiscus, a guesthouse on the beautiful southern coast of Sri Lanka, this expansive and multi-layered debut traces the life of Padma, her stepfather, Gerhardt, and the lives of the many guests coming to stay, each seeking a better life and independence, free of oppression.

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Description

Beautiful Place is a novel about leaving and losing home and making family. It is about being oppressed and angry and wanting a better life – but how is a better life to be defined?

The Villa Hibiscus is a house by the sea on the exquisite southern coast of Sri Lanka, home to Padma, a young Sri Lankan woman. The owner of the villa, Gerhardt, is an elderly Austrian architect to whom Padma was taken when young by her scheming father, Sunny, who had hoped to seduce the wealthy new foreigner in the area with his attractive child. Gerhardt adopts Padma and pays Sunny to stay away until she’s grown up – when Gerhardt expects to have sent Padma to university, far away.

But Padma fails her exams and is lonely in the city, gladly returning to her beloved old home by the sea. With Gerhardt’s help she creates a guesthouse at the villa and soon guests start to arrive, opening new vistas for Padma through their friendship and love.

Then Sunny appears, ready to reclaim his daughter…

Additional information

Weight 0.533 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.5 × 3.9 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

560

Language

English

Edition

C format original

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K