Sold Setting

Patricia McCormick
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Nepal

Nepal is a rugged, impoverished, mostly mountainous country that borders India. It is the home of Lakshmi, her mother, and her stepfather, where they reside in a mountain village several days from the Indian border. It is in Nepal that Lakshmi is first sold by her stepfather into sexual slavery, and is then trafficked across the border into India.

India

India is a country that borders Nepal. It is into India that Lakshmi is trafficked in the sexual slavery black market, having been sneaked across the border posing as the wife of Uncle Husband. An unknown city in India serves as the host to Happiness House, where Mumtaz purchases and imprisons Lakshmi.

Happiness House

Happiness House is an ironically-named brothel owned and operated by Mumtaz. Happiness House is anything but happy for the girls who work there as prostitutes, most of them against their will as sexual slaves...

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