Spanning three continents and two cultures, A Walk Across the Sun chronicles an unforgettable journey through the underworld of modern slavery and into the. A Walk Across the Sun [Corban Addison] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening. Corban Addison’s debut novel, A Walk Across the Sun, made waves when it was first published, called “pulse-revving with a serious message,” by O, the Oprah.
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No need to tell me who sat in the front seat and who sat in the back, how the girl looked out the window and saw people getting in and out of the car, and how Thomas turned left and then right and then left again on every city street in Paris.
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In order to stop this trafficking, the users of these services should be punished, along with the pimps and the kidnappers and the brothel owners, etc. Ever-present poverty is never far away from the wealthy sections along with the red-light districts in the poorest towns with children hidden inside with no way out. Unbeknownst to Ahalya, Sita has been sold and is now a drug mule.
Addison jumps right into the action from the start without setting a proper scene and with only little c Human trafficking, sex slavery, the buying and selling of minor children for the purpose of the underground sex trade It took only a second for everything to change. I read this book right after reading Little Bee–both these novels talk about the exploitation of women and I couldn’t help but compare and contrast the two.
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After, along with their family, all of their servants and friends are suddenly wiped out, and they are completely alone. It’s not light, fun reading. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I cried, I raged, I hoped, I hurt. To say that I absolutely loved this debut novel is probably an understatement.
His father, who is a judge, is good friends with the firm’s head so he is not fired. Periodically within the story, other women or addoson would appear and I would find myself unrealistically waiting for one of them to whisper an escape plan to Sita zun Ahalya, offer assistance to get out, provide a cover Behind closed doors and drawn acdison, I met girls who were not free to leave. They are monsters of the worst degree. Buy the selected items together This item: The subject being sex slave trafficking, I thought this book had a lot of potential.
This book was heartbreaking and horrifying, but beautiful at the same time. He succeeded in that. They hitch a lift and are abducted by human sex traffickers. The story begins in India, travels to France, and cprban the United States. His marriage to an Indian woman, his affair with the co-worker, and his relationship with yet again another beautiful co-worker in France do seem a bit contrived at times.
Apr 17, Jill Mohwinkle rated it did not like it. The story demands a stretch of the imagination with the numerous coincidences. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.
This is a work of fiction. Meanwhile, in India, there is a giant tsunami and thousands of people are killed.
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For me the two threads didn’t gel. In the Philippines, I interviewed people rescuing child prostitutes, and I interviewed many of the children themselves – as well as children who lived under a bridge. Brilliant writing, Moving, compelling story! Although the characters of the two Indian girls are believable as are some of the adults who use them, they too often do just seem to be “characters. Through the experiences of two young women from India, the reader adrison led through a series of international horrors.
To ask other readers questions about A Walk Across the Sunplease sign up. I really wanted to love this book. This is definitely the better work. The book has awakened a desire to be involved in efforts to fight this scourge. This made them more valuable than many others.
Because of an error, his firm loses the case and he is the fall-guy. She wanted to have a gift to offer Sita wzlk they found one another again, something that would dun alive the spirit of their family. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I couldn’t make myself care about his affair, his wife, his family issues or even the loss of his child. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I suggest that your next book be one of my light novels. Want to Read saving…. The two girls Ahalya and Sita should have been main characters and he should have been a secondary character at best.
If we could get rid of all of the people who were willing to pay for this service then we would not have the sex trade. InI was practicing law and writing novels on the side—searching for a story with wings.
As for the ending East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Other readers may not have felt this way Jul 10, TamElaine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Although this is a work of fiction, “the trade in human beings is all too real.