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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
Summary
Off the eastern coast of Inda lies an extraordinary cluster of islands known as the Sundarbans. It is a raw but a beautiful sea--a place of man-eating tigers, river dolphins, huge crocodiles and devistating tides that sweep across the terrain without remorse. In this exotic land, marine biologist Piya, fisherman Fokir and translator Kanai meet. As they travel deep into the remote archipelago, they experience a territory at risk not only from natural disaster, but also from human foolishness and volatile politics
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2006.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
132659
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ghosh, Amitav
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • 823.914
  • 304.25954
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9499.3.G536
LC item number
H86 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dolphins
  • Tides
  • Americans
  • Ecological disturbances
  • Women scientists
  • Human ecology
  • Rural poor
  • Sundarbans (Bangladesh and India)
Target audience
adult
Label
The hungry tide, Amitav Ghosh
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: 2004
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The Ebb: Bhata --- Part two. The Flood: Jowar --- Author's note
Control code
000028559879
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
402 pages.
Isbn
9780007141784
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)62088005
Label
The hungry tide, Amitav Ghosh
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published: 2004
  • Formerly CIP.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The Ebb: Bhata --- Part two. The Flood: Jowar --- Author's note
Control code
000028559879
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
402 pages.
Isbn
9780007141784
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)62088005

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