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Incident at Badamya
     

Incident at Badamya

by Dorothy Gilman
 

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"Gilman keeps you turning the pages."
UPI
After Gen Ferris's missionary father commits suicide in 1950, it is up to her to get out of Burma alone. She has one hundred dollars in her knapsack, a slingshot, a magical Burmese puppet, and the New York City address of an aunt she doesn't know. But Gen is captured by Red Chinese forces and imprisoned with

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"Gilman keeps you turning the pages."
UPI
After Gen Ferris's missionary father commits suicide in 1950, it is up to her to get out of Burma alone. She has one hundred dollars in her knapsack, a slingshot, a magical Burmese puppet, and the New York City address of an aunt she doesn't know. But Gen is captured by Red Chinese forces and imprisoned with six other lost travelers. She vows to escape, not believing that her destiny lies in captivity, never dreaming of the forces that will finally come to her aid....

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gilman's new suspense novel has a heroine no less endearing than her perdurable ``Mrs. Pollifax.'' The time is 1950, the place a Burmese village where Genevieve Ferris is orphaned at age 16. Taking the first step toward returning to her native America, Gen meets Neil Hamlin, an undercover agent from the U.S. sought by Communist soldiers. Gen and Neil become partners, slipping through the jungle, trying to reach the river boat headed for Rangoon, but the girl is alone when she's grabbed by troops under General Wang. Wang's prisoners include a motley group of men and women, all with secrets they gradually disclose to each other during the long days of captivity. Among them is Ba Sein, a puppet master whose gentle leadership helps determine the outcome of riveting events. At the conclusion, one feels the full effects of a story which is both magical and convincing. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780449217214
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1990
Series:
Mysteries Around the World Promotion Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
215
Sales rank:
476,029
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.62(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)

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Victoria Holt
I found Incident at Badamya enchanting. It really gripped me. For me, Dorothy Gilman conveys the Burmese scene with such authenticity that I felt I was there. I felt the touch of mysticism intriguing.

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