The girl in the road : A Novel. / Monica Byrne.
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- ISBN: 9780804138857 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
Stunningly original and wildly inventive, The Girl in the Road melds the influences of Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, and Erin Morgenstern for a dazzling debut.When Meena, a young woman living in a futuristic India, gets out of bed with mysterious snake bites on her chest, she decides India has become too dangerous. As she plots her exit, she hears of The Trail and knows this is her salvation. The Trail is a bridge that spans the Arabian Sea, connecting India to Africa like a silver ribbon extending to the horizon. Its purpose is to harness the power of the ocean--"blue energy"--but it also offers a sub-culture of travelers a chance for escape and adventure. Meena gathers supplies--a pozit GPS system, a scroll reader, a sealable water-proof pod--and embarks on a journey to Ethiopia, the place of her birth. Mariama, a girl from a different time, is on a quest of her own. Forced to flee her home, she joins up with a caravan of strangers heading...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Crown, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2447 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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