The Color of Our Sky

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Author: Amita Trasi

9780062474070 | PB | pp. 416 | 2017 | HarperCollins

This is a moving story about two childhood friends from very different backgrounds who form an indelible bond, and one’s quest to find the other after having been separated.

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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.

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Author:

Amita Trasi

ISBN:

9780062474070

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

416

Year of Publication:

2017

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

The author was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She has an MBA in human resource management, and currently lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband and two cats.

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