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Ru Freeman

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan writer whose political journalism and fiction has been published internationally.She lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
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The story of two women in Sri Lanka, strangers to one another, yet united by an undying love, as they travel towards an unimaginable destiny.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Take risks, overextend and always dress the part.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. there's a reason why

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I held on to a grudge for several months against a woman, Kristine Aurbakken, who turned into a great friend and kindred spirit. She died suddenly of cancer and I regret that lost time. I think of her almost daily, imagining what she would have said/done during the political events of our time, what her reaction would be to my book and other writing, etc.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Sula, in Toni Morrison's Sula.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Finding a way to honor the country in which I chose to live, as much as I honor the country in which I was born, and knowing that my affirmation of each of these countries did not have to be measured by the same yardstick so long as my intentions stemmed from a place of love and regard.

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