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The Girl in the Road

Byrne, Monica (Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Girl in the Road
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Waking up in a futuristic Mumbai with five snake bites, Meena is compelled to return to her native Ethiopia by way of a forbidden path spanning the Arabian Sea; while a girl from a different time, Mariama, flees a traumatic experience to Ethiopia in search of a better life.
Authors: Byrne, Monica, 1981-
Title: The girl in the road
Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 323 pages ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: Waking up in a futuristic Mumbai with five snake bites, Meena is compelled to return to her native Ethiopia by way of a forbidden path spanning the Arabian Sea; while a girl from a different time, Mariama, flees a traumatic experience to Ethiopia in search of a better life.
Local Note: 15 17 29 35 53 74 80 102 118 133 148 149 150 151 152 153 156 173 175 182 203 216 226 228 243 244
ISBN: 0804138842
9780804138840
Statement of Responsibility: Monica Byrne
Subject Headings: Women Fiction.
Genre/Form: Science fiction.
Topical Term: Women
LCCN: 2013032526
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Oct 16, 2014
  • gendeg rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Monica Byrne's The Girl in the Road is an ambitiously inventive story set against a backdrop you rarely see in speculative fiction. We're plugged into this world through the eyes of two characters—Meena and Mariama—who tell us their stories in alternating sections. It's the driving point of the narrative to find out how these two women are connected. Fair warning: The novel does drag in the middle. For a while it feels like nothing is happening. In fact, much of the pivotal action takes place not in the present but in flashbacks and recollections. For example, Meena keeps walking on the trail, stopping occasionally at "seasteads" along the way, and yet much of her story actually happens in her memory. In the present, we're treated to a lot of hallucinatory monologues and self-talk. This awkward pacing made for a boring read in parts.

The Girl in the Road is built on parallel mysteries, which finally come crashing together at the end of the book. The convergence is shocking. It's a vision quest of a novel that explores identity, memory, sexuality, and trauma.

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