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Highway to Hell The road where childhoods are stolen Matt Roper

20th September 2013
224 pages: 198mm x 130mm x 19mm
Monarch Books
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When British journalist Matt Roper and Canadian country singer Dean Brody turn onto a remote Brazilian highway, they have no idea that their lives are about to change forever. A chance encounter with a young girl, selling her body beside the road in the early morning, alerts them to an untold tragedy - thousands of girls, some as young as ten, trapped in prostitution. Travelling over 1,500 miles along the BR-116, they find entire communities living from child sexual exploitation, where parents sell their own daughters and those in authority turn a blind eye. Their shock leads to action - to bring hope, healing and justice to traumatised young lives.
Matt Roper is the author of Street Girls and Remember Me, Rescue Me. He spent eight years with the Daily Mirror as a journalist. He and his Brazilian wife now live and work in Brazil. Matt speaks fluent Portuguese.

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