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Where the River Runs Gold

Narrated by: Tania Rodrigues
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Two children must risk everything to escape their fate and find the impossible...A brave, thought-provoking adventure by award-winning author Sita Brahmachari.

Shifa and her brother, Themba, live in Kairos City with their father, Nabil. The few live in luxury whilst the millions like them crowd together in compounds, surviving on meagre rations and governed by Freedom Fields - the organisation that looks after you, as long as you opt in.

The bees have long disappeared; instead children must labour on farms, pollinating crops so that the nation can eat. But Nabil remembers Before, and he knows that the soul needs to be nourished as much as the body, so, despite the risk, he teaches his children how to grow flowers on a secret piece of land hidden beneath the train tracks.

The farm Shifa and Themba are sent to is hard and cruel. Themba won't survive there, and Shifa comes up with a plan to break them out. But they have no idea where they are - their only guide is a map drawn from the ramblings of a stranger.

The journey ahead is fraught with danger, but Shifa is strong and knows to listen to her instincts - to let hope guide them home. The freedom of a nation depends on it....

©2019 Sita Brahmachari (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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