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Author: Anna Campion; Jane Campion
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story begins in late November 1998 with an Australian family's decision to rescue their daughter Ruth from the attentions of an Indian Guru.
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Genre/Form: New Zealand fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Campion; Jane Campion
ISBN: 0747531900 9780747531906 0747547629 9780747547624
OCLC Number: 42659264
Notes: Novel by New Zealand authors.
Originally published: New York : Hyperion, 1999.
Description: 259 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Jane and Anna Campion.
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A beautiful young woman, Ruth, falls under the spell of an Indian guru. Desperate to rescue her, her family tricks her into returning to Australia, where she is forced to submit to deprogramming. A  Read more...

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