A Walk Across the Sun
Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade. When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are... show more
Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade. When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school. They are abducted almost immediately and sold to a Mumbai brothel owner, beginning a hellish descent into the bowels of the sex trade. Halfway across the world, Washington, D.C., attorney Thomas Clarke faces his own personal and professional crisis-and makes the fateful decision to pursue a pro bono sabbatical working in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the trade in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it. Learning of the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting the stage for a riveting showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals.
Publish date: January 3rd 2012
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
This is a gem of a book, a rare work of fiction about violence, control and profit, a captivating eye opener to the existing horrors of human trafficking. The story is all about young people who are bought and sold for sex. This is a gem of a book, a rare work of fiction about violence, control and ...
In A WALK ACROSS THE SUN you meet Ahalya and her sister Sita who were saved, if you can call it saved, from the terrors of the tsunami that occurred in India. Their entire family perished in the tsunami, and these two innocent girls were kidnapped, bought, and forced into a brothel in India. Mea...
This was a fantastic book! While the storyline s a bit disturbing and very realistic the author did a good job of not making the scenes too graphic. While I appreciated that, I did feel like the end was a bit too predictable. For that reason alone, I gave this one 4 stars instead of 5.
A truly engaging and wonderful read.
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/a-walk-across-sun.htmlA Walk Across the Sun is a story of the horrors of the world sex trade. It is the story of Ahlaya and Sita Ghai, whose world in India is destroyed by a tsunami. They lose their home and family in ...