The Resource The hungry tide, Amitav Ghosh

The hungry tide, Amitav Ghosh

Label
The hungry tide
Title
The hungry tide
Statement of responsibility
Amitav Ghosh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Off the easternmost coast of India lies the immense archipelago of tiny islands known as the Sundarbans. Life here is precarious, ruled by the unforgiving tides and the constant threat of attacks by Bengal tigers. Into this place of vengeful beauty come two seekers from different worlds, whose lives collide with tragic consequences. The settlers of the remote Sundarbans believe that anyone without a pure heart who ventures into the watery island labyrinth will never return. With the arrival of two outsiders from the modern world, the delicate balance of small community life uneasily shifts. Piya Roy is a marine biologist, of Indian descent but stubbornly American, in search of a rare dolphin. Kanai Dutt is an urbane Delhi businessman, here to retrieve the journal of his uncle, who died mysteriously in a local political uprising. When Piya hires an illiterate but proud local fisherman to guide her through the crocodile-infested backwaters, Kanai becomes her translator. From this moment, the tide begins to turn. A contemporary story of adventure and romance, identity and history, The Hungry Tide travels deep into one of the most fascinating regions on earth, where the treacherous forces of nature and human folly threaten to destroy a way of life
Cataloging source
EZS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ghosh, Amitav
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.G536
LC item number
H86 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Americans
  • Sundarbans (Bangladesh and India)
  • Ecological disturbances
  • Women scientists
  • Human ecology
  • Rural poor
  • Dolphins
  • Tides
  • Americans
  • Dolphins
  • Ecological disturbances
  • Human ecology
  • Rural poor
  • Tides
  • Women scientists
  • Asia
Label
The hungry tide, Amitav Ghosh
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
8 books (333 p. ; 21 cm.) -- Content list -- Author biography & list of additional resources -- Discussion questions -- Sign-up sheet -- Book kit policy & suggestions for use of kit
Control code
ocn310402770
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Mariner books ed.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780618711666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)310402770
Label
The hungry tide, Amitav Ghosh
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
8 books (333 p. ; 21 cm.) -- Content list -- Author biography & list of additional resources -- Discussion questions -- Sign-up sheet -- Book kit policy & suggestions for use of kit
Control code
ocn310402770
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Mariner books ed.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780618711666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)310402770

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