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The Resource A walk across the sun : a novel, Corban Addison

A walk across the sun : a novel, Corban Addison

Label
A walk across the sun : a novel
Title
A walk across the sun
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Corban Addison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. As they struggle to reach the safe haven of the convent where they attend school, they are abducted by human traffickers and thrust into a hidden world of sexual violence and illicit commerce, where the most valuable prize is the innocence of a child. Halfway across the world, in Washington, D.C., attorney Thomas Clarke faces his own personal and professional crises. Haunted by the tragic death of his infant daughter and estranged from his wife, he makes the fateful decision to pursue a pro bono sabbatical in India with an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. In Mumbai, his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the sex trade and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it. When he learns the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting the stage for a deadly showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals. Spanning three continents and two cultures, this story chronicles an unforgettable journey through the underworld of modern slavery and into the darkest and most resilient corners of the human heart
Summary
17-year-old Ahalya and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and alone after a tsunami rages through their coastal Indian home. They are taken in by criminals and forced into a world of violence and underground commerce. Half a world away, Washington D.C. attorney Thomas Clarke decides to pursue a pro bono sabbatical in Mumbai prosecuting human traffickers. When he hears of the sisters' plight, he decides to make it his personal mission to save them.
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10028845
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Addison, Corban
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Sisters
  • Teenage girls
  • Tsunamis
  • Disaster victims
  • Human trafficking
  • Child trafficking victims
  • Tamil Nadu (India)
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A walk across the sun : a novel, Corban Addison
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000048039014
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
437 p.
Isbn
9780857388186
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
A walk across the sun : a novel, Corban Addison
Publication
Control code
000048039014
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
437 p.
Isbn
9780857388186
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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