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A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison
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Mar 19, 2012

really liked it

Four and a half stars.
Firstly, I was surprised that this turned out to be a thriller! I was not expecting it to be so, but it completely worked.
Secondly, Corban Addison does a perfect job of conveying the gravity of the subject matter without being overly graphic or detailed when it comes to the gritty parts. He is clear on what happens in the seedy scenes without makes the reader want to turn away. I was very impressed with his rare ability to tell the story without causing offense.
Ahalya and her sister, Sita, have a lovely family life next to the sea when two tidal waves literally wash away their whole world. Left only with each other, the two teenagers end up in Bombay, abducted into a brothel and forced to live in the black market underworld of human trafficking. The horrors they endure are made all the worse because this hell really exists. Modern slavery is a very real problem that will end only when men stop buying women.
It sounds strange to describe this book as 'beautiful' given the very real and horrible subject matter, but that is exactly what it is, as well as highly entertaining and enlightening. It will haunt you and stay with you, as well it should.
A must-read!
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