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Ahalya Ghai is just seventeen when a tsunami rips through her Indian village. Ahalya and her sister Sita are the sole survivors of their family. Destitute, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent in Chennai, many miles away. A driver agrees to take them. But the second they get into that car they are doomed - the two sisters are sold. Ahalya doesn't understand why any man would pay so much money for them. She will soon find out. On the other side of the world, Washington, D.C. lawyer Thomas Clarke witnesses the kidnapping of a young girl. Struggling to cope after the death of his baby daughter and the collapse of his marriage to Priya, he takes a sabbatical from his high-pressure job and accepts a position with the Bombay branch of CASE, the Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation. He is now on a path that not only involves saving himself and his marriage, but the lives of Ahalya and Sita Ghai. A Walk Across The Sun is about cruelty and loss. It is about family and survival. And ultimately it is about love, and the immeasurable strength of the human spirit.
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Corban Addison holds degrees in law and engineering from the University of Virginia and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After completing a federal clerkship, Addison began his career specializing in corporate law and litigation. He has an abiding interest in international human rights, and is a supporter of numerous causes, including the abolition of modern slavery. He lives with his wife and two children in Virginia. A Walk Across the Sun is his first novel.Review:
'It was more than just an intriguing read. It was an experience ... a novel that will change how you view the world. This is definitely one to read' Awaaz news. * Awaaz news * 'His sensitive treatment of a difficult subject in an atmospheric page-turning thriller deserves to be read' The American. * American * 'an immensely readable and powerful indictment of the global trade in human beings' Tribune. * Tribune * 'An astounding novel full of first-hand insight that could only come from true-life experience' Irish Sunday Independent. * Irish Sunday Independent * 'An accomplished, compelling thriller, drawing people towards a difficult, heartrending subject' Bookbag. * Bookbag * 'Addison's debut is an unforgettable read' Star Magazine. * Star Magazine * 'a real page turner, beautifully written, compelling but with a hugely important message at its heart' writing.ie. * writing.ie * 'A novel that is beautiful in its story and important in its message. A Walk Across the Sun deserves a wide audience' John Grisham. * John Grisham *
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