Ruth Anthony-Obi’s new book sheds light on societal issues

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‘The Girl that Ran’ educates readers on the morality of society at large.

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“The book itself is centrally based on society,” Anthony-Obi says. “It educates the reader on how they can exist in society without being a zombie to it. Also, it allows room for a person to move past expectations and make their own destiny.”

Giving readers a look into how society can build or break an individual based on clashing beliefs and ideologies, the new novel by author Ruth Anthony-Obi, “The Girl that Ran” (published by AuthorHouse), shows how seemingly different people can come together through similar experiences.

Dalu and Simdi are, at first glance, complete opposites. Dalu is the recluse of the village Umi; Simdi is an outgoing girl with a shadowy past. When Dalu finds Simdi lying wounded in the streets of Umi, he rescues her and tends to her injuries. The pair comes to know one another and soon Dalu’s hardened façade begins to crack due to Simdi’s influence.

Despite Simdi’s kindness, Dalu cannot help but question if she is a blessing or if she is cursed to exist in the prison of his memories once she has gone away.

“The Girl that Ran” is Anthony-Obi’s commentary on society at large, bringing together themes of honor, religion, discrimination, drama, horror and, most of all, romance to inspire acceptance and empathy in readers’ lives.

“The book itself is centrally based on society,” Anthony-Obi says. “It educates the reader on how they can exist in society without being a zombie to it. Also, it allows room for a person to move past expectations and make their own destiny.”

The Girl that Ran
By Ruth Anthony-Obi
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781496922687
E-Book | 296 pages | ISBN 9781496922670
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ruth Anthony-Obi is a young Nigerian writer who has been writing since she first owned a diary at 6 years old. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Enugu State University of Science and Technology. She hopes to inspire people with the stories she writes. “The Girl that Ran” is her first published book. She currently resides in Nigeria with her family.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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