The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing

Author:

Sonia Faleiro

Publisher:

Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

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Publisher

Penguin Random House India Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Year 2021
ISBN-13

9780670088829

ISBN-10 067008882X
Binding

Hardcover

Edition first
Number of Pages 252 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 20 x 14 x 4
Weight (grms) 250

"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?"

Sonia Faleiro

"Sonia Faleiro is the author of The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing (2021), now available from Grove Atlantic, Bloomsbury UK, Penguin Random House India and Penguin Random House Canada. The New York Times said, ""The Good Girls is transfixing."" A second review in the paper called it ""gorgeous."" The Wall Street Journal called The Good Girls a ""riveting, sometimes astonishing work of forensic journalism."" And The Financial Times described it as ""a gripping real life mystery."" Sonia is also 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, Observer, Sunday Times, Economist, NPR and Time Out, and a novella, The Girl. Her writing has received support from the Pulitzer Centre and The Investigative Fund, and appears in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Harper's, Granta, 1843, The California Sunday Magazine, and MIT Technology Review. ​ Sonia is the founder of the literary mentorship program South Asia Speaks, and the co-founder of Deca, a global cooperative of award-winning journalists. She lives in London and is represented by The Wylie Agency."
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