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From Amitav Ghosh, award-winning and international best-selling author of the Ibis Trilogy, 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.

A Washington Post Book World, San Francisco Chronicle, and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

A Finalist for the Kiriyama Prize for Fiction

Life is harsh in the Sundarbans, the treacherous islands in the Bay of Bengal where isolated inhabitants live in fear of drowning tides and man-eating tigers. Piya Roy is a young marine biologist, of Indian descent but stubbornly American, who has come here in search of a rare, endangered river dolphin. She enlists the aid of a local fisherman and a translator, and soon their fates on the waterways will be determined by the forces of nature and human folly.

A sprawling, stormy, magnificent novel of India untamed. -- O: The Oprah Magazine

Engrossing. -- Entertainment Weekly

A certifiable page-turner...gripping. -- Boston Globe

  • ISBN-13: 9780618711666
  • ISBN-10: 061871166X
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: June 2006
  • Dimensions: 8.04 x 5.28 x 0.89 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.73 pounds
  • Page Count: 352