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Sonia Faleiro is the author of Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars, w... Read More

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Sonia Faleiro is the author of Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars, which was named a book of the year by the Guardian, the Observer, the Sunday Times, NPR and the Economist, and a novella, The Girl. She is a co-founder of Deca, a cooperative of award-winning writers. Her work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center and the Investigative Fund, and appears in the New York Times, the Financial Times, Granta, 1843, MIT Technology Review and Harper's. She lives in London.

One night in the summer of 2014, two teenagers disappeared from their home in the village of Katra Sadatganj in Uttar Pradesh. The next morning India woke up to the devastating image of their dead bodies hanging from a tree in a mango orchard.
The girls' names were Padma and Lalli, but they were so inseparable that people in the village called them Padma Lalli. Sixteen-year-old Padma sparked and burned. Fourteen-year-old Lalli was an incorrigible romantic. Who were they and what had happened to them? In the ensuing months, the investigation into their deaths would implode everything that their small community held to be true and instigate a national conversation about sex and violence.
Slipping deftly behind political manoeuvring, caste systems and codes of honour in a village in northern India, The Good Girls returns to the scene of Padma and Lalli's short lives and tragic deaths, and dares to ask: what is the human cost of shame?

'I was utterly gripped by this painstakingly detailed and heart-wrenching account of a shocking true crime, beautifully written by one of the finest journalists of our generation. Sonia Faleiro uncovers the fatal limitations of India's justice system, and the dark, intimate reality of the aftermath of murder. My favourite book this year.'
Angela Saini, author of Superior, Inferior, and Geek Nation

'A compulsively readable whodunit, as fast-moving as a mystery novel, which at a whole deeper level offers profound observations about caste and sexuality in rural India.'
Barbara Demick, author of Nothing to Envy

"Chilling and devastating, The Good Girls is narrative reportage at its very best"

Product Details

Title: TheGood Girls
SKU: BK0425957
EAN: 9780670088829
Language: English
Binding: Hardcover

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