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Supply and Demand: The story of a young woman trafficked into the sex industry

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Two young women from a remote Nepal village, full of happy hopes and dreams, are kidnapped and trafficked to work as sex slaves in Sonagachi, Kolkata’s notorious red-light district. One of them, Chameli, tells her story. Chameli’s younger brother sets off on a quixotic rescue mission only to find himself fighting to survive on the city's streets. Meanwhile, an Australian ...more
Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published November 23rd 2018
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Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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What a terrific book. McCarthy has taken a difficult subject, one I would normally shy away from in fiction since it involves kids caught up in an evil and ugly world, and weaved a heartbreaking--and yet somehow beautiful--story around it. The beauty part comes from the rich descriptions of India, the vibrant characters, and the perseverance that somehow holds out in the human spirit, even in the most dire situations.

But the author doesn't sugar coat things. There's no way to sugar coat the
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book takes you right into the murky world of the sex trafficking. Told from the point of view of a young girl, it's a heart wrenching read.
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I held on to this book a good while before reading it last week while on vacation. What? Read a novel about sex trafficking in India while relaxing in front of the ocean? I only wish I hadn't waited so long. I've already read several of McCarthy's books and thus know he's a good writer who writes with honesty and sure-footed descriptions and settings. Supply and Demand, though the subject is difficult, is my favorite book of McCarthy's so far. I like the way he writes in three different ...more
Andrea Stephenson
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A moving, heart-wrenching and ultimately uplifting novel set in the world of sex trafficking. Chameli is kidnapped from her Nepalese village and sold into the sex trade in India. Through her story we learn about the harrowing and brutal lives of the girls who become sex slaves. I immediately cared about Chameli and her fate; the author has done a great job of writing from her point of view, in a way that educates without preaching. Through Chameli's story, and that of Chantilly, a privileged ...more
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