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Title The Color of our sky/
a novel /
Author(s) Trasi, Amita
Local Call Num. PS 3620.R3736 C65 2017
ISBN 9780062474070
Status This item is currently IN the library.
Publishing Info William Morrow,
Loan Type/Days F-Fiction / This item may circulate for 21 Days
Department MIS-Miscellaneous
Media BK-Book
Subjects Friendship in children -- Fiction.
 
Description "India, 1986: Mukta, a ten-year-old village girl from the lower-caste Yellamma cult has come of age and must fulfill her destiny of becoming a temple prostitute, as her mother and grandmother 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, 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 family move to America. A new life in Los Angeles awaits them but Tara never recovers from the loss of her best friend. 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 undercover 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 Bombay, 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."--Back cover