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The Girl in the Road - A Novel

Monica Byrne

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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. Monica Byrne bursts on to the literary scene with an extraordinary vision of the future. 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, 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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dioni Collins, Nazneen Contractor

Length:

11h 9m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:16


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:35


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:11


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:51


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:06


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:26


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:07


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:13


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:40


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:12


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:48


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:15


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:26


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:25


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:53


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:11


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:59


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:30


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:42


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:06


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:58


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:32


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:03


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:42


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:57


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:11


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:35


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:33


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:25


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:29


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:53


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:05


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:03


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:07


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:48


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

03:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:55


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:11


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:54


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:31


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:36


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:56


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

00:28