The Hungry Tide – Amitav Ghosh

I loved Amitav Ghosh’s The Glass Palace, and The Hungry Tide serves up a similar helping of east Asian life, this time bringing together marine biologist Piya, a middle class second generation Indian American, and Kanai, a successful New Delhi entrepreneur and man of the world.

After an initial meeting on the train from Kolkata to Port Canning, the novel’s setting settles in the Sunderbans, the little known tidal waterworld of the Ganges river delta, with the plot shifting between the generations just as the politics, people and rivers shift endlessly around in the delta.

A beautiful and thought-provoking read. The Hungry Tide – Amitav Ghosh