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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I’m not typically a fan of thrillers–too often they sacrifice character study for the sake of moving the plot along. The story of a privileged lawyer, obviously suffering from some kind of white man burden, who races around the world to save a young girl’s virginity, all the while with unbelievable strokes of fhe spurring him on.
A Walk Across the Sun
After seeing a young girl kidnapped and learning she may also have been sold into the sex trade, he agrees to spend a year working tge a group that prosecutes sex traffickers Two teenage sisters Ahalya, 17, and Sita, 15 are orphaned after a tsunami hits their Indian town.
I sent you these three links: When Thomas witnessed a kidnapping of a child who was walking in a park with her mother in Washington D. I would highly recommend it to everyone.
Buy the selected items together This item: Addison reveals to the reader the grim realities of an underworld that we associate with movies but that is actually happening–and not just in places like India and the Philippines. The book also never depicts any depersonalization, trauma, mental scars, destroyed self-image etc Once again, I don’t understand the glowing reviews.
Their parents were coban by the wave and they are now orphaned. I’m only a couple of chapters in, but it feels like it’s set in modern day.
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She wanted to have a gift to offer Sita when they found one another again, something that would keep alive the spirit of their family. The story itself – well, the bit with the two girls I liked, the bit with the so-called hero, I didn’t.
I could not put this book down, and recommend it highly. The book is mainly about two main characters, sisters, aged 17 and 15, Ahalya and Sita.
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So the perpetrators after months of operation are set free with a pat on the back and I was left feeling dumbfounded and disappointed Poverty and powerlessness alongside wealth and power are the real enabler, though, whether it’s Sweden or India. Thanks to firstreads for my copy! Axdison is the story of two Indian sisters who through fate are thrown into the ugly underworld of human trafficking. A Walk Across the Sun is not a book for the faint of heart.
It seemed too convenient that he had an Indian wife. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Unbeknownst to Ahalya, Sita has been sold and is now a drug mule.
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The problems of child prostitution, adult prostitution, kidnapping, and drug trafficking using children are described in great, specific detail. This novel exposes the ills of young girls being trafficked all over the world for thousands of dollars being handed from one customer after another.
The other problem for me was that the very end was a bit saccharine and syrupy. In the end they conducted a raid in one of the houses convinced two girls to talk only to have them retract their statement in court. 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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This book is not a police report The story is definitely worth reading and will be remembered. Learning of the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting th stage for a riveting showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals.
ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Read more Read less. The book has got great reviews and I know that I am in the minority on this one but while the subject is one that is so sad and very real in today’s world I have to judge this book on how the story came across in reading it and how it made me feel.
As they try to get to their convent school they are kidnapped walj sold into prostitution to become ‘beshyas’. They hitch a lift and are abducted by human sex traffickers.
They are monsters of the worst degree. Return to Book Page. If it were the movies you could believe with absolute certainty that the good will prevail but here that is not the case here.
That is what happened to the two main protagonist in this boo. Refresh and try again. After taking a job with a human rights organization trying to bring traffickers to justice, Clarke learns of the sister’s plight and vows to rescue them.
It took only a second for everything to change. I started to think things were cliched and predictable and my ocrban waned. Reading this, I could literally feel my blood pressure rise because of the horror the young women were exposed to and because of acrsos despicable nature of the men who used and abused them. Jan 21, Ariele rated it really liked it. It wasn’t his story, but the author turned what could have been an appealing call to action in support of anti-human trafficing into a second-rate essay on one man’s desire to be a hero.
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: As the author himself has said there is no need to over dramatise the concept of human trafficking and sexual slavery. Jul 03, Julia Grundling rated it really liked it. Apr 17, Jill Mohwinkle rated it did not like it. At first, his heart is not in it though he is committed to spend his year there.
The book leaves you with a powerful message and with a sense of sorrow for society. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.