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An unforgettable journey into the underworld of modern-day slavery, A Walk Across the Sun begins on December 26, 2004, as seventeen-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her younger sister, Sita, are walking on the beach outside their home in Chennai, India. Suddenly, the unimaginable happens: a devastating tsunami hits the shore, tearing their family apart instantly and leaving them orphaned and alone. As they attempt to travel toward safety inland, they are kidnapped and delivered to a Mumbai brothel, to begin new lives as captive prostitutes.
In Washington, DC, a young lawyer, Thomas Clarke, is forced to take a sabbatical from his prestigious law firm. He chooses to serve his time with a non-profit group working in the red-light areas of Mumbai, where his wife, Priya, has returned to live with her family following the tragic loss of their child. Little does he know that his reluctant penance will soon turn into an international quest for the woman he has lost and a child he has never met.
Though separated by half a world, the destinies of Thomas and the Ghai sisters become intertwined as Sita is trafficked to Paris and then New York. Before long, Thomas is navigating the brutal system of international human trafficking in an effort to reunite the sisters and save Sita’s life. Unflinchingly gritty yet ultimately hopeful, A Walk Across the Sun is an eye-opening tale of family and survival.
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Corban Addison is the international bestselling author of A Walk Across the Sun, The Garden of Burning Sand, A Harvest of Thorns, and The Tears of Dark Water, which won the inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. His novels have been published in over 25 countries. An attorney, activist, and world traveler, he is a supporter of humanitarian and social justice causes around the world. He lives with his wife and children in Virginia.
'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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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111443408239
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1443408239