A Walk Across the Sun is, quite honestly, one of those books that you cannot put down. From the first page, the reader is drawn into the lovely and traditional world of India; as the story unfolds, we are taken from India to Washington, DC, from Paris to New York City and Atlanta. Corban Addison finely describes the sad world of underage sex trafficking while simultaneously taking us along with the people who fight to end it.
The story centers on two sisters, Ahalya and Sita, who are suddenly orphaned by the tsunami of 2004. Both are sold to a brothel owner and imprisoned in the world of sex trafficking. Meanwhile, D.C. lawyer Thomas Clarke decides to take a sabbatical in India, spending a year working with C.A.S.E, the Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation. The stories of these three characters weave intricately in and out; you are drawn into the story and feel as though you’re in Bombay, too.
As said above, A Walk Across the Sun is an excellent book. The characters are well-developed, the story flows at a realistic pace, and the plot is top-notch. To me, international sex trade isn’t a subject that has been explored much. It is a problem worth taking a second look at, and perhaps a spectacular work of fiction is just the thing to get the ball rolling. Find A Walk Across the Sun today, and spend your weekend curled up with a solid piece of work.