A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison

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Ahalya Ghai and her younger sister Sita are as close as sisters can be. But their loving and secure childhood ends abruptly one day when a tsunami rips through their village on India's Coromandel coast. Their home is swept away, and Ahalya and Sita are the sole survivors of their family. Destitute, their only hope is to find refuge at a convent in Chennai, many miles away. A driver agrees to take them. But the moment they get into that car their fate is sealed. The two sisters - confused, alone, totally reliant on each other - are sold. Worse, they are separated.

On the other side of the world, Washington lawyer Thomas Clarke is struggling to cope after the death of his baby daughter and the collapse of his marriage to Priya. He takes a sabbatical from his high-pressure job and accepts a position with the Bombay branch of an international anti-trafficking group.

Thomas is now on a path that not only involves saving himself and his marriage, but the lives of two sisters who cannot bear to be apart. Spanning the globe, A Walk Across the Sun is an unforgettable tale of the transformative power of love, even in the face of unimaginable obstacles.

 

About Corban Addison

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Corban Addison holds degrees in law and engineering from the University of Virginia and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. After completing a federal clerkship, Addison began his career specializing in corporate law and litigation. He has an abiding interest in international human rights, and is a supporter of numerous causes, including the abolition of modern slavery. He lives with his wife and two children in Virginia. A Walk Across the Sun is his first novel.
 
Published February 2, 2012 by Quercus. 449 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his debut novel, lawyer Addison uncovers the labyrinthine underside of human trafficking in this dazzling transcontinental story about the power of conviction, the bonds of family, and the tenacity

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Assuming the blame for a headline-grabbing legal debacle, Thomas accepts his firm’s offer to take a paid sabbatical and work on a pro bono case overseas.

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New York Journal of Books

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“A Walk Across the Sun is the kind of literature that should be celebrated and honored.”.

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Examiner

Based upon true events, Corban Addison makes an impressive debut with first novel, A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison.

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“A Walk Across the Sun is the kind of literature that should be celebrated and honored.”

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He has good cause to be as he has produced an accomplished, compelling thriller, drawing people towards a difficult, heartrending subject: the kidnap of young girls (many still children) by sex traffickers.

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USA Today

It doesn't shine any new light on sex trafficking that any general reader of the news or fan of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit wouldn't know.

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City Book Review

His personal research during travels to India is evidenced by insights and character/prose style that make the book’s characters believable and reliable.||The chapters alternate between the sisters and Thomas Clarke, and ultimately become intertwined.

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This is when his life becomes entwined with Ahalya and Sita.

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