As excitement builds regarding our upcoming journey to India, many are more cognizant of Indian related content, and The Hungry Tide is no exception to a great Indian themed read. It is especially intriguing in that it takes place in the Bay of Bengal, which is where much of Phase One focus for the Water for India project took place during 2015-2016.
The novel speaks of the Sunderbans which are tiny islands near the bay that are ever dynamic. The settlers of the area live precarious lives due to the tides of the area that are strong enough to cause drownings and put locals in peril daily. Furthermore, settlers must always sleep with one eye open due to the man-eating tigers of the region. When Piya Roy, a young American marine biologist of Indian descent, arrives in this lush, treacherous landscape in search of a rare species of river dolphin, she enlists the aid of a local fisherman and a translator. Together they launch into the elaborate backwaters, drawn unawares into the powerful political undercurrents of this isolated corner of the world that exact a personal toll as fierce as the tides.
If you’re looking for an adventure, look no further!