The Blue Notebook

A Novel
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100012417
Released: Jul 07, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415963159
Narrator/s: Meera Simhan
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Dear [Listener], Every now and then, we come across a novel that moves us like no other, that seems like a miracle of the imagination, and that haunts us long after the book is closed. James Levine's The Blue Notebook is that kind of book. It is the story of Batuk, an Indian girl who is taken to Mumbai from the countryside and sold into prostitution by her father; the blue notebook is her diary, in which she recalls her early childhood, records her life on the Common Street, and makes up beautiful and fantastic tales. How did Levine, a British-born doctor at the Mayo Clinic, manage to conjure the voice of a fifteen-year-old female Indian prostitute? It all began, he told me, when, as part of his medical research, he was interviewing homeless children on a street in Mumbai known as the Street of Cages, where child prostitutes work. The powerful image of a young prostitute engaged in the act of writing haunted him, and he himself began to write. The Blue Notebook brings us into the life of a young woman for whom stories are not just entertainment but a means of survival. Dr. Levine is donating all his U.S. proceeds from this book to help exploited children. Batuk's story can make a difference. Sincerely, Celina Spiegel Publisher From the Compact Disc edition.

Author(s): James A. Levine
Original Publish Date: Jul 07, 2009

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Author(s): James A. Levine
Product Number EB00166440
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: #9780385530491

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