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A powerful novel written in vignettes about a Nepalese girl who risks everything for a chance ro reclaim her life from the depths of childhood prostitution. Endorsed by Amnesty International UK this title was also a finalist for the US National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. This title is part of Walker Books’ 'New Voices' campaign which throughout 2008 is showcasing some of the brightest new storytelling talents in children’s literature. If, after reading this poignant, harrowing but utterly essential read, you'd like to do more to raise awareness of the global crisis in sexual slavery then please visit in the first instance the author's own website, www.pattymccormick.com, from which you'll find links to other useful sites.

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Sold by Patricia Mccormick

Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though they are desperately poor, Lakshmi's life is full of simple pleasures. But when Lakshmi's family lose all that remains of their crops in a monsoon, her stepfather says she must leave home and take a job in the city.

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An accomplished, though disturbing, novel permeated with both tragedy and tenderness. * The Bookseller * Uneasy but important reading. * Publishing News *


About the Author

Patricia McCormick is an award-winning writer and journalist. She travelled to India and Nepal for her research, where she interviewed the women of Calcutta's red light district and girls who have been rescued from the sex trade.

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Publication date

2nd June 2008

Author

Patricia Mccormick

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patriciamccormick.com

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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 14 years

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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General fiction (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781406313956

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