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The Girl in the Road - Monica Byrne
The Girl in the Road
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Stunningly original and wildly inventive, The Girl in the Road melds the influences of Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, and Erin Morgenstern for a dazzling debut.  When Meena, a young woman living in a futuristic India, gets out of bed with mysterious snake bites on her chest, she decides India has... show more
Stunningly original and wildly inventive, The Girl in the Road melds the influences of Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, and Erin Morgenstern for a dazzling debut.  When Meena, a young woman living in a futuristic India, gets out of bed with mysterious snake bites on her chest, she decides India has become too dangerous. As she plots her exit, she hears of The Trail and knows this is her salvation. The Trail is a bridge that spans the Arabian Sea, connecting India to Africa like a silver ribbon extending to the horizon.  Its purpose is to harness the power of the ocean—“blue energy”—but it also offers a sub-culture of travelers a chance for escape and adventure. Meena gathers supplies—a pozit GPS system, a scroll reader, a sealable water-proof pod—and embarks on a journey to Ethiopia, the place of her birth.        Mariama, a girl from a different time, is on a quest of her own. Forced to flee her home, she joins up with a caravan of strangers heading across Saharan Africa. She meets Yemaya, a beautiful and enigmatic woman who becomes her protector and confidante. Yemaya tells Mariama of Ethiopia, where revolution is brewing.       As one heads east and the other west, Meena and Mariama's fates will entwine in ways that are profoundly moving and ultimately shocking.  Monica Byrne’s vision of the future is vividly imagined and artfully told and she writes with stunning clarity and deep emotion, making The Girl in the Road a true tour de force.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780804138840 (0804138842)
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it
3.0 The Girl in the Road
I need time to process this one. There were definitely goosebump moments, but I'm not so sure about this one. I could be convinced either way whether or not this one is good. I could also defend either way whether this one is worth reading or not. I'm torn...Review to come eventually.
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5.0 The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne
I received a free kindle copy of The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne, published by Crown Publishing from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. I gave this intriguing, brilliantly written unusual novel which takes place in the future five stars. It was a page turner for me. There are blends of ...
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it
3.0 Mismarketing of a Decent Book
This is the story--told in alternating, first-person chapters--of Meena and Mariama, who are heading toward each other but separated by about 20 years. Meena is fleeing west after an apparent assassination attempt back in her Indian home, whereas Mariama is heading east from Mauritania, after witnes...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
1.0 The Girl in the Road
Just couldn't quite get in to it. It wasn't written that poorly, but it felt like a big jumble at times, and I'm no fan of first person POV which put me off more. It was intriguing, though, and I may return to it.
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
5.0 Wow.
Wow. I've been struggling to think of a way to describe this reading experience. Let's just begin by ripping a description right off of Monica Byrne's website:In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on vastly different journeys -- each harrowing and...
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