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The Girl in the Road

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book
A young woman called Meena wakes up one morning covered in blood. There are mysterious snakebites across her chest. She knows she's in danger but something has happened to her memory. All she can do is run - but why? And from whom?

As Meena plots her escape she hears of the Trail - an extraordinary, forbidden bridge that spans the Arabian sea, connecting India to Africa like a silver ribbon. Its purpose is to harness the power of the ocean - Blue Energy - but it also offers a subculture of travellers a chance for sanctuary and adventure.

Convinced the Trail is her salvation, Meena gathers supplies - GPS, a scroll reader, a sealable waterproof pod. And so begins her extraordinary journey - both physical and spiritual - from India to Ethiopia, the home of her birth. But as she runs away from the threat of violence she is also running towards a shocking revelation about her past and her family.

'It's transfixing to watch Monica Byrne become a major player in science fiction with her debut novel . . . Beautifully drawn people in a future that feels so close you can touch it, blended with lush language and concerns of myth. It builds a bridge from past to future, from East to West. Glorious stuff' - Neil Gaiman

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"Glorious." - Neil Gaiman


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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl in the Road: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Byrne
ISBN: 0-8041-3884-2 / 978-0-8041-3884-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl in the Road
Author(s): Monica Byrne
ISBN: 0-349-00437-4 / 978-0-349-00437-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Blackfriars
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February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl in the Road: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Byrne
ISBN: 0-8041-3886-9 / 978-0-8041-3886-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl in the Road
Author(s): Monica Byrne
ISBN: 0-349-13421-9 / 978-0-349-13421-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Blackfriars
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girl in the Road: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Byrne
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Girl in the Road: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Byrne
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl in the Road
Author(s): Monica Byrne
Publisher: Blackfriars
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May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl in the Road: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Byrne
Publisher: Broadway Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA