Item Details

A Walk Across the Sun: A Novel

by Corban Addison
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY ; London : SilverOak, c2012.
Language
English
ISBN
9781402792809 (alk. paper), 1402792808 (alk. paper)
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.
Description
[7], 371, [2] p. ; 25 cm.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original tan boards with gray backstrip; dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2011/2012.
Technical Details
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