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Sold is a novel written by Patricia McCormick. It tells the story of Lakshmi, a 13-year-old girl living in Nepal, who is is sold into the sex trade by her stepfather to pay for gambling debts.

The book itself is fictional, though McCormick reportedly traveled to India and Nepal to interview girls in the red-light district, as well as girls rescued from the sex trade.


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