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The Road to Wanting is a hauntingly beautiful book". One of those books that you look back on and wonder how so much has happened in such a few pages

The Road to Wanting is a hauntingly beautiful book". Sheds garish light on the world of shadows and misery in which Burma's abused minorities live". One of those books that you look back on and wonder how so much has happened in such a few pages. is a character that will stay with me for a long time".

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Sometimes the hardest journey is the road home. Plucked from her wild life as a rural eel-catcher, Na Ga is then abandoned by her would-be rescuers in Rangoon. Later, as a teenager, she finds herself chasing the dream of a new life in Thailand - where further betrayals and violations await. Yet it seems that her fighting spirit will not be broken. But for how long can Na Ga belong nowhere and with no one?

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In the dingy hotel in Wanting she is forced to confront her compulsion to keep running, and to ask herself why, until now, she's resisted the journey home

Sometimes the hardest journey is the road home. In the dingy hotel in Wanting she is forced to confront her compulsion to keep running, and to ask herself why, until now, she's resisted the journey home. Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011.

  • It was my first time to read something by a writer from Myanmar, but it felt like she was heavily influenced by western expectations for imagery-driven description... I don't know... I always have considered Asian writers abstract and somewhat subtle (the real message being hidden under many layers), but there is no subtlety in this book. Its negativity and exposure of the grosser aspects of human nature just were too explicit. It was a little like reading the criticisms Americans make toward things on internet chat/comment forums. I felt that, true to the title, the character needed to find her own identity and it wasn't until she obtained that identity that she could finally know what she wanted out of life... Nevertheless, despite the protagonist's lack of clarity about herself, she was overly explicit with descriptions and criticisms of others. I was just confused how someone who has such a vague sense of her own identity and moral fiber has no problem portraying and describing other people's identities and morality with such clarity. There seemed to be a contradiction of characterization.

  • Good book about life for a Burmese woman

  • If only there was a better story line - the writers way with words was not enough to rescue the weak plot.

  • A really interesting and well written read. I couldn't help thinking that the title was, indeed, a play on words for the main character.

  • Na Ga finds herself in Wanting, on the China / Burma border where her former American boyfriend has arranged for her to cross the border to her native Burma. Exposing aspects of Southeast Asia that are not normally seen by Westerners, encompassing rural Burma, Rangoon, northern China, the brothels of northern Thailand and Bangkok, the book relates her difficult life and is ultimately about acceptance and forgiveness. It's beautiful, sad and uplifting all at the same time.

    We first meet Na Ga in her hotel room in Wanting, on the Chinese side of the border with Na Ga's native Burma (or Myanmar for the more geographically pedantic, although Burma is used throughout this book). She is attempting to commit suicide, but is interrupted by news from the hotel receptionist who tells her that her guide across the border, Mr Jiang, has just committed suicide himself. You might by now have the impression that this is not a cheery kind of book, and you'd be right up to a point, although it's certainly not without its light touches. In fact it's often quite beautiful, which makes the exposure of the seedier side so much more shocking.

    Na Ga is in Wanting because her American lover has left her to return to the US, but he has arranged for her to be accompanied back `home'. But Na Ga doesn't want to go home - wherever that might be. And this is typical of her life. She doesn't like choice and has her life tends to be determined by others' wishes and actions. And what a life it has been. Law-Yone writes vividly about village life in Burma, an ex-pat life in Rangoon, as well as stints in a Thai brothel and the hedonism of Bangkok with her American lover, as Na Ga recalls what has happened to her since she was sold from her home village.

    Born in Mandalay, raised in Rangoon, a US citizen now living in the UK, Burmese writer Wendy Law-Yone is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, The Coffin Tree and Irrawaddy Tango. Her themes tend to be about displacement, cultural issues of colonialism, migration, and political upheaval. Law-Yone's fiction sheds light not only on the Southeast Asian experience, but on issues of immigration and acculturation, often casting light on the darker side of the stories. The Road to Wanting is in much the same vein as her two previous novels and, I would suggest, deserves to receive similar critical praise.

    We know from the cover blurb that at some point poor Na Ga, who is a charmingly written character, will end up in the seedier side of Thailand, but such is the naive charm and beauty of her character told in flashback, that I cannot ever remember being more affected by the brutality and cruelty of the sex slave industry. Of course, we all know it's wrong, but when you have become engrossed in the character of such a sweet person as Na Ga for a hundred or so pages, the shock is palpable. And a word of warning, there are some fairly explicit passages.

    Although relatively short, The Road to Wanting is one of those books that you look back on and wonder how so much has happened in such a few pages. I think the last book that made me want to reach into its pages and rescue the main character to quite this extent was Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Although Na Ga might be too passive for some, it's her ability to forgive that is so powerful. She's a character that will stay with me for a long time.

    Does she decide to get out of Wanting and cross the border in the end? Well, you'll just have to read it to find out.

  • I thought this would be a gripping read given the subject matter: young girl from the 'Wild Lu' tribe of Burma is sold to cruel village headman and thence to living with a nice Western family before ending up enslaved in the brothels of Thailand.Then she meets the enigmatic Will...
    Could have made for a thrilling read, but was a struggle to finish it. The heroine, Na Ga, didn't resonate with me at all - I felt I should care about her, but I just didn't. And Will seemed such a worthless, unemotional character (who was never explained - why did he want Na Ga to live with him?) that it seemed a good thing when their liaison came to an end.
    Not a recommended read!