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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 20/05/2014
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One day Meena gets out of bed covered in blood, with mysterious snakebites on her chest. Her worst fears have been realised: someone is after her and she must flee India at once. As she plots her escape, 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, Meena sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth. But as she runs away from the threat of violence she is also running towards a shocking revelation about her past.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349134215
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 448 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 33 mm


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It's transfixing to watch Monica Byrne become a major player in sci-fi with her debut novel: so sharp, so focused and so human. Beautifully drawn people in a future that feels so close you can touch it, blended with the lush language and concerns of myth. It builds a bridge from past to future, from East to West. Glorious stuff * Neil Gaiman *
A brilliant novel, vivid, intense, and fearless with a kind of savage joy. These journeys - Meena's across the Arabian Sea and Mariama's across Africa - are utterly unforgettable * Kim Stanley Robinson *
Sci-fi has long claimed to be the multicultural literature of the future. This is the real thing...Described with verve and conviction...A new sensation, a real achievement * Wall Street Journal *
The most inventive tale to come along in years. . . . The writing is often brilliant, as Byrne paints wholly believable pictures of worlds and cultures most Westerners will never know. . . . Engrossing and enjoyable * Kirkus Reviews *
Spectacular and intriguing. . . . Enthralling on many levels. . . . The incorporation of evolving views of gender . . . propel this novel into the stratosphere of artistic brilliance * Library Journal, starred review *
[The narrative] captures the sheer surface speed and exhilaration of living in the changing contemporary world. . . . A ceaseless storm of matter and energy * Los Angeles Review of Books *
Brims with ambition...Inventive... Fearless ...[A] wild, hallucinatory ride * San Francisco Chronicle *
Monica Byrne's vision of India and Africa as an ever-changing maelstrom of language and culture, technology and sexuality is utterly captivating...An electrifying debut * Helene Wecker, author of The Golem and the Jinni *
Stunning...More than a few surprises await Meena and Mariama and the reader as story lines converge in a surprising, gratifying climax * Booklist *
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
The Girl in the Road is a brilliant novel - vivid. sparky, fearless, intense with a kind of savage joy . . . utterly unforgettable -- Kim Stanley Robinson
Utterly captivating . . . an electrifying debut -- Helen Wecker author of THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI
The road trip novel you didn't know you were waiting for. A genuine and extraordinary journey. Take it -- John Scalzi author of REDSHIRTS

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“Brilliant SF debut”

I thought this novel was fantastic. It was weird, disturbing and totally refreshing in the world it created and the themes woven into the narrative. A late 21st (?) century quest across the Arabian sea on a hi-tech... More

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28th May 2014
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