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A hard-hitting, intensely moving novel about child slavery in the Middle East, from the Carnegie-shortlisted author of CRUSADE.
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"From a highly respected author whose books consistently expose political and social injustice comes this gut-wrenching story about modern-day slavery. The story is meticulously researched." --The Good Book Guide
Taken from their home in Pakistan to work in the Persian Gulf, eight-year-old Rashid and his little brother Shari cling to each other. Then they are separated and forced to become jockeys in the lucrative camel-racing business. Rashid is starved and worked to exhaustion by harsh supervisors - but he has a talent for racing and quickly becomes his stable's star jockey. Soon he begins to forget what life was like when he had a proper home. He almost begins to forget about Shari.
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Book Description Pan Macmillan, 2010. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0330452096
Book Description Macmillan UK, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX0330452096