A powerful story of two brothers surviving on their own on the streets of an Indian city. Written by Sally Grindley, winner of the Gold Nestle Book Prize.
When Suresh and Sandeep run away from home to escape their abusive father, they find themselves homeless in the big city. With the help of other street children, the brothers learn to work as glass collectors, and things begin to look brighter. But when Suresh realises his younger brother isn't coping as well as he thought, he must find a way to save Sandeep and himself from a terrible fate.
Sally Grindley lives in Cheltenham and has long been known as a writer of wonderful picture books for young readers. With Bloomsbury she has more recently achieved recognition as a writer of powerful and gripping novels for older readers. This is Sally's fifth novel for Bloomsbury. Spilled Water won a Smarties Gold Medal as well as other regional awards such as the Lincolnshire Young People's Award.
Author: Sally Grindley