The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780802158208
por Grove Pr
ISBN: 9780802158208
Editorial: Grove Pr
Autor: Faleiro, Sonia
Año de edición: 2021
N° Paginas: 314
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: By the award-winning writer of Beautiful Thing, a masterly inquest into how the mysterious deaths of two teenage girls shone a light into the darkest corners of a nation.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.They grew up in Katra Sadatganj, an eye-blink of a village in western Uttar Pradesh crammed into less than one square mile of land. It was out in the fields, in the middle of mango season, that the rumors started.Then one night in the summer of 2014 the girls went missing; and hours later they were found hanging in the orchard. Who they were, and what had happened to them, was already less important than what their disappearance meant to the people left behind.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 maneuvering, caste systems and codes of honor in a village in northern India, The Good Girls returns to the scene of Padma and Lalli's short lives and shameful deaths, and dares to ask: what is the human cost of shame?ReviewPraise for The Good GirlsNew York Times Editors' ChoiceFinancial Times Best Book of the WeekMarie Claire Best True Crime Book of 2021Longlisted for the ALCS Gold Dagger for Non Fiction"The Good Girls is transfixing; it has the pacing and mood of a whodunit, but no clear reveal; Faleiro does not indict the cruelty or malice of any individual, nor any particular system. She indicts something even more common, and in its own way far more pernicious: a culture of indifference that allowed for the neglect of the girls in life and in death." --Parul Sehgal, New York Times"A riveting--sometimes astonishing--work of forensic journalism that chronicles the girls' lives as well as the circumstances of their death." --Wall Street Journal"Powerful . . . Her social analysis is enlightening . . . most poignant when it's focused on the girls' unfinished lives." --Minneapolis Star Tribune"The story [Faleiro] weaves in exquisite language is as tragic and ugly as it is engrossing . . . A riveting, terrible tale, one all too common, but Faleiro's gorgeous prose makes it bearable." --New York Times Book Review"A haunting piece of narrative reporting . . . Essential reading."--Sunday Times (UK)"A beautifully calibrated book, full of suspense to the final pages, urging us to walk into that night and listen." --Guardian (UK)"[A] gripping, real-life murder mystery... Taut with dramatic tension, The Good Girls vividly captures the sights, sounds, smells, preoccupations and oppressiveness of the village... [and] effectively captures the circus-like atmosphere that typically follows heinous crimes in India... Faleiro writes sensitively about her subjects' actions and motivations." --Financial Times"[A] compulsively readable, highly impressive work of reportage... The Good Girls is excellent, deeply felt nonfiction." --Shelf Awareness"A modern-day Rashomon that offers multiple views of the widely publicized deaths of two young women in rural India...A gripping story." --Kirkus Reviews"Powerful account... In incisive prose, Faleiro...examines India's family honor system and the grueling lives of lower caste women. True crime buffs will be fascinated." --Publishers Weekly"In this true story of the mysterious death of two girls, Sonia Faleiro confronts us with what it means to be young, poor, powerless and most importantly, female, in much of today's India. Despite its calm, measured tone, or more likely, because of it, The Good Girls left me shattered." --Abhijit Banerjee, Nobel Prize winner"The Good Girls is an insightful work of reportage that highlights how gender intersects with class and caste in Indian society. It's a page-
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