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Hungry Tide

ISBN-10: 061871166X
ISBN-13: 9780618711666
Edition: 2006
Authors: Amitav Ghosh
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Description: From the author of the international bestseller and reading-group favorite The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide is a novel of adventure and romance set in the exotic Sundarbans, the treacherous islands in the Bay of Bengal where isolated inhabitants  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 6/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

From the author of the international bestseller and reading-group favorite The Glass Palace, The Hungry Tide is a novel of adventure and romance set in the exotic Sundarbans, the treacherous islands in the Bay of Bengal where isolated inhabitants live in constant fear of the drowning tides and man-eating tigers. When a headstrong, young American marine biologist, the daughter of Bengali immigrants, arrives to study a rare species of river dolphin, she enlists the aid of a local fisherman and a translator. Their fates on the waterways will be determined by the forces of nature and human folly. With this lush landscape as backdrop, Amitav Ghosh tells both an intimate story of selfdiscovery and an epic story of the clash between civilization and theenvironment.

Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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