THE SIXTH NIGHT
Silviano C. Barbosa
This novel portrays the travails of a Catholic girl growing up in traditional Goa of the 1950s during the last decade of the Portuguese rule.
Linda Cardoso quickly loses the illusion that she lives in a close-knit community as she battles the evil of caste discrimination. She falls hopelessly in love with a foreigner, only to lose him abruptly during the Indo-Portuguese conflict of 1961.
Left alone, ostracised, helpless and pregnant, she has to leave her child for an unknown future in the West and to a new land--Canada.
A story of love, hate, jealousy and intrigue -- great insights into Goan life, traditions and customs.
Will the Goddess of the Sixth Night rule her destiny? Or will Linda herself determine her fate?