Sign In | Register
The Hungry Tide by  Amitav Ghosh - Paperback - Signed - 2005 - from Bookmarc's and Biblio.com

The Hungry Tide

by Ghosh, Amitav

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket as Issued


Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005. CH4 - An uncorrected proof trade paperback book SIGNED by author in very good condition that has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. A novel set off the easternmost coast of India among an immense archipelago of tiny islands. It is about the intersection of two lives. One is an Indian-American marine biologist searching for a rare dolphin. The other is a Delhi businessman retrieving the journal of his uncle, who died mysteriously in a local political uprising. A local fisherman is hired to guide the biologist and the businessman serves as translator. The author is a winner of Prix Medici Etranger, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Pushcart Prize. 9"x6", 332 pages, Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

The Hungry Tide is a very contemporary story of adventure and unlikely love, identity and history, set in one of the most fascinating regions on the earth. Off the easternmost coast of India, in the Bay of Bengal, lies the immense labyrinth of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans. For settlers here, life is extremely precarious. Attacks by deadly tigers are common. Unrest and eviction are constant threats. Without warning, at any time, tidal floods rise and surge over the land, leaving devastation in their wake. In this place of vengeful beauty, the lives of three people from different worlds collide. Piya Roy is a young marine biologist, of Indian descent but stubbornly American, in search of a rare, endangered river dolphin. Her journey begins with a disaster, when she is thrown from a boat into crocodile-infested waters. Rescue comes in the form of a young, illiterate fisherman, Fokir. Although they have no language between them, Piya and Fokir are powerfully drawn to each other, sharing an uncanny instinct for the ways of the sea. Piya engages Fokir to help with her research and finds a translator in Kanai Dutt, a businessman from Delhi whose idealistic aunt and uncle are longtime settlers in the Sundarbans. As the three of them launch into the elaborate backwaters, they are drawn unawares into the hidden undercurrents of this isolated world, where political turmoil exacts a personal toll that is every bit as powerful as the ravaging tide. Already an international success, The Hungry Tide is a prophetic novel of remarkable insight, beauty, and humanity.




Reviews

Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)



Help & frequently asked questions


Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
trade paperback
Used to indicate any paperback book that is larger than a mass-market paperback and is often more similar in size to a hardcover...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...[more]
reading copy
Indicates a book that is perfectly serviceable for reading. It may have a defect or damage. As such, reading copy is not...[more]
uncorrected proof
An uncorrected proof is a printed copy of a book that needs to be reviewed for errors and corrections.  They are released...[more]

$20.00

$4.50 shipping to USA

More shipping options >




Nebula Award Winners of the 1980s

Collecting Nebula Award Winners of the 1980s

The Nebula Award has been awarded to stories in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre every year since 1966. Learn about the winners of the 1980s!

 

Collecting Bookmarks

Using and Collecting Bookmarks

Bern Marcowitz warns against paperclips and other inappropriate page-savers, and offers a bit of advice on using and collecting bookmarks.


Trustpilot