Gabrielle Carey

The Borrowed Girl


The Borrowed Girl

ISBN 9780330355988

Picador Australia (1994)

Gabrielle Carey’s only novel, based on her experience of living in a Mexican village for five years, tells the story of a baby who is ‘borrowed’ by a wealthy childless couple from a poverty-stricken mother. As the child grows up in a life of privilege, she feels increasingly drawn to her Náhautl Indian heritage and the ways of the campesinos.