Sold Characters

Patricia McCormick
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Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the main character, principal protagonist, and narrator of the novel “Sold” by Patricia McCormick. A pretty native of a rural mountain village in Nepal, Lakshmi is at the tender age of 13 when the novel begins, and lives with her mother and stepfather. Lakshmi has been given a marginal education, and dutifully helps tend to her family and their crops. When her stepfather gets into heavy debt, he sells Lakshmi into sexual slavery for quick cash. Lakshmi, under the assumption she is going to work in the city as a cleaning girl like her best friend, Gita, is taken through numerous towns and cities, and across the border into India, where she is sold like a commercial good to Mumtaz of Happiness House. Lakshmi is horrified to realize what is now expected of her, and she attempts to fight back to avoid having to have sex with...

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