CORBAN ADDISON A WALK ACROSS THE SUN PDF

Corban Addison is a friendly interviewee, speaking from his office in North Carolina, direct with his answers but full of character too. View the discussion thread. His wife and two girls crop up a lot in our interview, and he credits his wife as having had the original idea for his debut novel, A Walk Across the Sun. The novel is a thriller set in India and the US, as a Washington lawyer trying to recover from the death of his young daughter becomes involved in the plight of two Indian girls, orphaned by the Boxing Day tsunami and sold to a brothel in Mumbai. To write, he takes himself off to an office every weekday, typing away as much as possible. Until recently, he was working full-time as a lawyer, and for the novel he spent time with experts in the field of modern-day slavery, including at the International Justice Mission in India, a human rights organisation that combats forced prostitution.

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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade.

When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, year-old Ahalya Ghai and her year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from th Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade.

With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school. They are abducted almost immediately and sold to a Mumbai brothel owner, beginning a hellish descent into the bowels of the sex trade. Halfway across the world, Washington, D. There, his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the trade in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it.

Learning of the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting the stage for a riveting showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Walk Across the Sun , please sign up. I've seen a lot of people mark this as historical fiction. I'm only a couple of chapters in, but it feels like it's set in modern day. Am I missing something? Joan I would say it is a fairly recent modern day book. A lot of it takes place in Mumbai formerly Bombay. It is definitely not Historical Fiction.

It is …more I would say it is a fairly recent modern day book. It is about today's sex trade-- more of an expose novel. The book I read had a recommendation by John Grisham on the cover and the book reminded me of Grisham's style of writing exposes.

See 2 questions about A Walk Across the Sun…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of A Walk Across the Sun. Feb 20, Dem rated it it was ok Recommended to Dem by: Book club.

Shelves: bookclub-reads. 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. This Novel explores the difficult subject of Child Sex trafficking and tells the story of the two Ghai sisters whose childhood's ends abruptly one day 2. This Novel explores the difficult subject of Child Sex trafficking and tells the story of the two Ghai sisters whose childhood's ends abruptly one day when a Tsunami rips through their Indian Village.

Destitute and alone their only hope is to find refuge at a convert several miles away. They hitch a lift and are abducted by human sex traffickers. The opening couple of chapters of this novel literally drops the reader right into the story with a Tsunami, and an abduction of a child in a park and and I felt I had pages missing from my book as the author failed to build up a sense of time or place and the characters just seemed to appear with little or no introduction and were poorly developed and I never felt I got to know Ahalya or Sita and therefore could not form any attachment to the them as people.

I also felt the writing was cold and lacked emotion and while the novel had a very important message to convey I just wasn't convinced by the storytelling. As for the ending An ok read for me but not a book I will be recommending. View all 15 comments. Dec 24, Malak rated it really liked it Shelves: english-books. A Walk Across the Sun is a great story of success, failure, fear and courage. There are many elements that makes this novel worth the read. It is very hard to choose the words to praise a novel with such a heavy and delicate subject, but what I can say is this novel had what it takes to keep me reading until the last page.

A walk Across the Sun kept me on edge most of the time. I thought: what is going to happen next? Is she going to make it? Will they succeed? Sometimes, I jumped in excitement or A Walk Across the Sun is a great story of success, failure, fear and courage. Sometimes, I jumped in excitement or in others, closed the book shut from frustration. All of that made me want to know more about the faith of two Indian girls who had to make their way through hardship unimaginable by common people.

The plot was well put and I liked how the story shifts from the girls' point of view to Thomas'. Despite the main theme of the novel, the sex trade, there is absolutely no explicit graphic description, only the shame, the sorrow, and the raging emotions of the girls or simple descriptions just enough to make the reader understand the situation.

I was really grateful to this because I would have never finished the novel if there was explicit seances. I liked the depth of the characters. The personal life of Thomas and his struggle to save his marriage while he tries to save Ahalya and Sita added to his personality and made him more human like character.

To sums it up, A walk Across the Sun brings to readers a small glimpse of the life of thousands if not millions of people who are enslaved to the sex trade industry all over the world and the life of those who are trying to set them free. View all 4 comments.

Dec 08, Nate rated it it was amazing. It's the sign of an incredible book that when it finishes, you have that butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling of closure, redemption and beauty. And that's what happens when you read this book. I read this as an ARC provided by the publishing company. Other reviewers have mentioned that it's a "hard book to read", and that's true--at first.

Coming face-to-face with the gritty realities of the horrendous trade in young girls is difficult. But Addison deftly weaves a tale of beauty and redemption th It's the sign of an incredible book that when it finishes, you have that butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling of closure, redemption and beauty. But Addison deftly weaves a tale of beauty and redemption throughout. It reads like a thriller, but has the soul of poetic lyricism.

This might be a small spoiler, but I believe knowing this fact, actually, greatly improves the read -- it ends with goodness. It's not a "pat" ending, and all of the twists and turns of the story contribute to an overall effect of depth and reality.

So the "happy" ending -- rather than being cliche or saccharine -- comes off as a picture of redemption. Yes, I know I've used that word a few times, but there's no better descriptor for how this book feels. Thriller fans will be delighted. Those who want a story with poetic beauty will be moved.

The on-the-ground research makes you feel like you are walking the streets of Mumbai or Paris -- and the characterization is strong. I can't more highly recommend this book! View 2 comments. Feb 02, Barbara Elsborg rated it did not like it. This book should have worked but it didn't for me. I was interested in the subject matter - people trafficking but the way the story was told seemed so cold and documentary-like that I couldn't get emotionally involved. I honestly expected to read at the end - that this was a real story, this had actually happened - but although it does happen and that's tragic, this story was made up.

Whether it's because the author is a lawyer and used to writing in a different style - I don't know but the pro This book should have worked but it didn't for me.

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In , I was practicing law and writing novels on the side—searching for a story with wings. She came to me and suggested I write a novel about the global trade in human beings. So I started making connections, and people graciously offered me assistance—from resources to interviews to places to stay during my research. After extensive preparation, I traveled to India and spent time with International Justice Mission, a human rights agency that combats forced prostitution and violence against the poor. I interviewed investigators who roam the red light areas looking for tips about minor girls.

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Added by 5 of our members. Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening journey into Mumbai's seedy underworld--and the nightmare of two orphaned girls swept into the international sex trade. When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, year-old Ahalya Ghai and her year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school. They are abducted almost immediately and sold to a Mumbai brothel owner, beginning a hellish descent into the bowels of the sex trade.

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