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The Color of Our Sky - A Novel

Amita Trasi

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In the spirit of Khaled Hosseini, Nadia Hashimi and Shilpi Somaya Gowda comes this powerful debut from a talented new voice-a sweeping, emotional journey of two childhood friends in Mumbai, India, whose lives converge only to change forever one fateful night. India, 1986: Mukta, a ten-year-old village girl from the lower caste Yellama cult has come of age and must fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute, as her mother and grandmother did before her. In an attempt to escape her fate, Mukta is sent to be a house girl for an upper-middle class family in Mumbai. There she discovers a friend in the daughter of the family, high spirited eight-year-old Tara, who helps her recover from the wounds of her past. Tara introduces Mukta to an entirely different world-one of ice cream, reading, and a friendship that soon becomes a sisterhood. But one night in 1993, Mukta is kidnapped from Tara's family home and disappears. Shortly thereafter, Tara and her father move to America. A new life in Los Angeles awaits them but Tara never recovers from the loss of her best friend, or stops wondering if she was somehow responsible for Mukta's abduction. Eleven years later, Tara, now an adult, returns to India determined to find Mukta. As her search takes her into the brutal underground world of human trafficking, Tara begins to uncover long-buried secrets in her own family that might explain what happened to Mukta-and why she came to live with Tara's family in the first place. Moving from a traditional Indian village to the bustling modern metropolis of Mumbai, to Los Angeles and back again, this is a heartbreaking and beautiful portrait of an unlikely friendship-a story of love, betrayal, and, ultimately, redemption.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Zehra Jane Naqvi, Sneha Mathan

Length:

11h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

26:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

18:18


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

29:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

28:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:38