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The Resource The Color of Our Sky

The Color of Our Sky

Label
The Color of Our Sky
Title
The Color of Our Sky
Statement of responsibility
Amita Trasi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
India, 1986: Mukta, a ten-year-old village girl from the lower caste Yellama cult has come of age and must fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute, as her mother and grandmother did before her. In an attempt to escape her fate, Mukta is sent to be a house girl for an upper-middle class family in Mumbai. There she discovers a friend in the daughter of the family, high spirited eight-year-old Tara, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past. Tara introduces Mukta to an entirely different world—one of ice cream, reading, and a friendship that soon becomes a sisterhood.But one night in 1993, Mukta is kidnapped from Tara’s family home and disappears. Shortly thereafter, Tara and her father move to America. A new life in Los Angeles awaits them but Tara never recovers from the loss of her best friend, or stops wondering if she was somehow responsible for Mukta's abduction.Eleven years later, Tara, now an adult, returns to India determined to find Mukta. As her search takes her into the brutal underground world of human trafficking, Tara begins to uncover long-buried secrets in her own family that might explain what happened to Mukta—and why she came to live with Tara’s family in the first place.Moving from a traditional Indian village to the bustling modern metropolis of Mumbai, to Los Angeles and back again, this is a heartbreaking and beautiful portrait of an unlikely friendship—a story of love, betrayal, and, ultimately, redemption
Summary
Attempting to escape her fate as a lower caste temple prostitute, Mukta becomes the house girl for an upper-middle-class family in 1986 Mumbai where she befriends the daughter of the house, Tara, who is determined to locate her friend after her 1993 kidnapping
Theme
Tone
Character
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10559676
Cataloging source
BT
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Trasi, Amita
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Color of Our Sky
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_405017
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062474087
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Color of Our Sky
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_405017
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062474087
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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