Born in a small rural village south of Bangalore, Asha has always yearned to escape the trappings of traditional Indian life. Caught between an alcoholic father and an overbearing mother, Asha's only comfort-and sense of safety-comes from the protective gaze of her childhood friend Wali. And though her world expands as she blossoms into adulthood, Asha remains torn between her duty to her family and her unending desire to chase her dreams.
When a whirlwind romance with wellborn Charu unexpectedly promises to bring order to her chaotic life, it appears Asha's troubles have come to an end. But a tempest of betrayal soon threatens to drown her new fragile hope and Asha is forced to flee, more desperate and determined than ever. It is through this journey, over land and through her own inner struggles, that Asha begins to discover who she is and where she truly belongs.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of modern-day India, Asha's Stone weaves the poignant story of a young woman struggling to reconcile the past with the present, traditional culture with her unyielding independence, and a childhood relationship with unrequited love. This inspirational glimpse into coming of age in India proves just how powerful self-exploration, forgiveness, redemption and second chances can be.
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