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The Hungry Tide 2


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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Amitav Ghosh (1956 - )

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SqueakyChu November 17th, 2006 08:32 AM PST

Although I haven't read any of Ghosh's other writing yet, I was completely swept away by his novel called The Hungry Tide. After reading that story in which I fell completely in love with the characters (I *do* identify with Piya) and the setting (the magnificent tidal waters of the Sundarbans in southeast India), I can't wait to read other books by this author. I do sincerely recommend this book as a place to begin!

The Glass Palace comes highly recommended to me by others, so that is probably where I'll be headed next.


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Amitav Ghosh was born in Calcutta, India in 1956. He was educated at St. Stephens College (Dehli), St. Edmund Hall (Oxford), and the Faculty of Arts, University of Alexandria.

He is the author of fiction, essays, and a biography. His prize-winning works include The Circle of Reason (Prix Medici Etranger), The Shadow Lines (Sahitya Akademie Award), The Calcutta Chromosome (Arthur C. Clarke Award for 1997), The Glass Palace (Grand Prize for fiction at the Frankfurt International e-book awards in 2001).

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