Nerilka's Story
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Nerilka's Story

by Anne McCaffrey
Release date: 1986
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction

A novella.

Nerilka is left behind when her father, mother, and sisters attend the first gather of Lord Alessan of Ruatha. A plague strikes Ruatha and Nerilka's father breaks quarantine to come home. Word soon arrives of the deaths of her mother and sisters and Nerilka's father moves his mistress and her family in. Nerilka, not wishing to be subservient and degraded, and also ashamed of her father's actions, decides to leave her Hold, setting off on an adventure to a better life.

Published in 12 editions including Italian, German, French, and Japanese translations.

(updated 2013-05-02)

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