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The Girl in the Road

By Monica Byrne, 1981-

A debut that Neil Gaiman calls “Glorious. . . . So sharp, so focused and so human.” The Girl in the Road describes a future that is culturally lush and emotionally wrenching.

In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on vastly different journeys—each harrowing and urgent and wholly unexpected.

When Meena finds snakebites on her chest, her worst fears are realized: someone is after her and she must flee India.  As she plots her exit, she learns of The Trail, an energy-harvesting bridge spanning the Arabian Sea that has become a refuge for itinerant vagabonds and loners on the run.  This is her salvation.  Slipping out in the cover of night, with a knapsack full of supplies including a pozit GPS system, a scroll reader, and a sealable waterproof pod, she sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth.

Meanwhile, Mariama, a young girl in Africa, is forced to flee her home.  She joins up with a caravan of misfits heading across the Sahara. She is taken in by Yemaya, a beautiful and enigmatic woman who becomes her protector and confidante. They are trying to reach Addis Abba, Ethiopia, a metropolis swirling with radical politics and rich culture.  But Mariama will find a city far different than she ever expected—romantic, turbulent, and dangerous.

As one heads east and the other west, Meena and Mariama’s fates are linked in ways that are mysterious and shocking to the core.

Written with stunning clarity, deep emotion, and a futuristic flair, The Girl in the Road is an artistic feat of the first order: vividly imagined, artfully told, and profoundly moving.




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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780804138840


Format: Book
Author: Byrne, Monica, 1981-
Summary: Waking up in a futuristic Mumbai with five snake bites, Meena is compelled to return to her native Ethiopia by way of a forbidden path spanning the Arabian Sea; while a girl from a different time, Mariama, flees a traumatic experience to Ethiopia in search of a better life.
Title: The girl in the road / Monica Byrne.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
Subject: Women -- Fiction. Time travel -- Fiction. Ethiopia -- Fiction. Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780804138840 0804138842 0804138850 (ebook)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 10
Call Number: F Byrne
Oclc: 858246327
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Bib Id: 521364

Format: Book
Author: Byrne, Monica, 1981-
Summary: Waking up in a futuristic Mumbai with five snake bites, Meena is compelled to return to her native Ethiopia by way of a forbidden path spanning the Arabian Sea; while a girl from a different time, Mariama, flees a traumatic experience to Ethiopia in search of a better life.
Title: The girl in the road / Monica Byrne.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
Description: 323 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Women -- Fiction.
Subjects: Time travel -- Fiction.
Subjects: Ethiopia -- Fiction.
Subjects: Mumbai (India) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013032526
ISBN: 9780804138840
ISBN: 0804138842
ISBN: 0804138850 (ebook)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 10
Call Number: F Byrne