Saturday, 10 September 2011

The New Novel

Since my return from Trinidad and Tobago I have got 1/3 of the new novel finished. To date, 27,483 words. All these are new words and do not belong to the start of the previous novel God of the Cocoa.

This WIP is called Granville Girl, or maybe, The Jeweller's Daughter. 
I'll have to see as time goes on....

It is about the dilemma of a devoted mother who is torn between traditional practices and modern ways of thinking. It is modern - 1919! Why does a mother arrange a marriage for her 10 year old daughter? It goes against all wants for her daughter, and she knows that she is breaking an understanding between them both. Why has she done it? And will it come to pass?

                                                   It is about arranged marriage vs education.

It is about new opportunities, or old traditions.

              It is about the diversity of religion - Hindu practices and Christian teachings.

It is about similarities in religion, and freedom of the individual.

                                             It is about childhood and innocence.

       It is about broken promises.

                     It is about the bond between mother and daughter.

       It is about the power of pride and shame in a family.

                            It is about truth and honesty.

It is about lying for a good reason.

                                                       It is about immaturity and innocence.

It is about abuse of vulnerable young people.

                        It is about growing to understand - maturity.

It is about the process of taking responsibility.

      It is about knowing when bad can be good, and good can be bad.

It is about making the biggest decision of your life.

                                           It is about friendships.

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