Thursday, September 17, 2015

title: A Walk Across the Sun
author: Corban Addison
publisher: HarperCollins
date: 2012

The trafficking and sexual exploitation of children is one of the many tragedies of globalization. A Walk Across the Sun, traces the movement of children from developing world countries like India to the United States where they can become slaves to the perverse desires of the pedophile. This novel is the story of Sita and Ahalya, who have barely survived the deadly tsunami of December 26, 2004 that's hit their village on the western coast of India. Numbed by the death of their parents and grandmother, they leave their destroyed house, and are kidnapped and sold into the sex trade.

Corban does not give into the temptation to be overly descriptive and therefore scare some readers away. Yet, he does not minimize the horrors.

Corban is an attorney involved with social justice causes. This book was written out of some of his work with International Justice Mission (IJM) India. 

This, and his other books are well worth reading.
I have read is 2013 book The Garden of Burning Sand about combatting the epidemic of child sexual assault in southern Africa. I am looking forward to his newest book The Tears of Dark Water on Somali pirates.

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