The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing

The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing

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By the award-winning writer of Beautiful Thing, The Good Girls is a masterly inquest into how the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation.

On a summer night in 2014, Padma and Lalli went missing from Katra Sadatganj, an eye-blink of a village in western Uttar Pradesh. Hours later they were found hanging in the orchard behind their home. Who they were, and what had happened to them, was already less important than what their disappearance meant to the people left behind.

Slipping deftly behind political maneuvering, caste systems and codes of honor in a village in northern India, The Good Girls returns to the scene of their short lives and shameful deaths, and dares to ask: What is the human cost of shame?

Author: Sonia Faleiro
Publisher: Grove Press
Published: 02/09/2021
Pages: 314
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.30h x 5.40w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9780802158208

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 12/14/2020
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2021
Library Journal 02/01/2021 pg. 96
Booklist 02/01/2021 pg. 5
Shelf Awareness 02/09/2021

About the Author

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 creating narrative journalism about the world. Her work has been supported by the Pulitzer Centre and The Investigative Fund, and appears in the New York Times, The Financial Times, Granta, 1843, The California Sunday Magazine, MIT Technology Review, and Harper's. She lives in London.