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The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (Paperback)Sonia Faleiro (author)
A blistering slice of reportage and a crusading polemic against reactionary traditionalism, Faleiro’s account of the murders of two girls in a close-knit Indian village makes for disturbing yet essential reading.
Longlisted for the CWA ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction 2022
A masterly and agenda-setting inquest into how the deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation Katra Sadatganj.
A tiny village in western Uttar Pradesh. A community bounded by tradition and custom; where young women are watched closely, and know what is expected of them. It was an ordinary night when two girls, Padma and Lalli, went missing. The next day, their bodies were found - hanging in the orchard, their clothes muddied. In the ensuing months, the investigation into their deaths would implode everything that their small community held to be true, and instigated a national conversation about sex, honour and violence.
The Good Girls returns to the scene of Padma and Lalli's short lives and shocking deaths, daring to ask: what is the human cost of shame?
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'Sonia Faleiro 's meticulously researched investigation results in a powerful, unflinching account of misogyny, female shame and the notion of honour' - Observer
'Faleiro's pithy, cliffhanging chapters fuse true crime with big-picture analysis, blending data with interviews and detail... A powerful indictment of a society failing its most vulnerable members' - Economist
'At once shocking and mundane, quiet and loud, understated and savage' - Times Literary Supplement
'Transfixing; it has the pacing and mood of a whodunit, but no clear reveal' - New York Times
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