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The Girl in the Road

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book

"Glorious."
Neil Gaiman


A debut that Neil Gaiman calls "Glorious", The Girl in the Road describes a future that is culturally lush, technologically slick, 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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Used availability for Monica Byrne's The Girl in the Road


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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Girl in the Road
Author(s): Monica Byrne
ISBN: 0-349-00437-4 / 978-0-349-00437-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Blackfriars
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Girl in the Road: A Novel
Author(s): Monica Byrne
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Girl in the Road
Author(s): Monica Byrne
Publisher: Blackfriars
Availability: Amazon UK   

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


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