At 16, Martha collapses on the streets, suffering from starvation and exposure. She has reached rock bottom, but after Martha is taken to hospital, Lady Luck smiles kindly on her and she is given the opportunity to get off the streets for ever. Before long, Martha is on the way to leading the normal life she has so long dreamt of. She makes friends, begins to put the misery of her past behind her and even experiences her first taste of love. For her, love is a powerful feeling. She has never experienced real affection before and is now plunged into the complex world of love between a man and a woman. The intense emotion consumes her, for this is a forbidden love that can never be requited. After all, Ralph Fitzgerald is a priest, and he will never break his vow of chastity. This love brings heartbreaking consequences and changes the direction of Martha's life for ever . . .Two big wardrobes stood against the wall facing the beds and a big window at the end of the room threw in loads of light. a#39;This is my bed, a#39; she said, pointing ... I pulled down the grey quilt that looked very thin in the middle. It was well worn out.
|Title||:||Ma, Now I'm Goin Up in the World|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2011-12-02|