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The Hungry Tide

(2004)
A novel by

 
The new novel from the author of the widely-acclaimed bestseller The Glass Palace. An Indian myth says that when the river Ganges first descended from the heavens, the force of the cascade was so great that the earth would have been destroyed if it had not been for the god Shiva, who tamed the torrent by catching it in his dreadlocks. It is only when the Ganges approaches the Bay of Bengal that it frees itself and separates into thousands of wandering strands. The result is the Sundarbans, an immense stretch of mangrove forest, a half-drowned land where the waters of the Himalayas merge with the incoming tides of the sea. It is this vast archipelago of islands that provides the setting for Amitav Ghosh's new novel. In the Sundarbans the tides reach more than 100 miles inland and every day thousands of hectares of forest disappear only to re-emerge hours later. Dense as the mangrove forests are, from a human point of view it is only a little less barren than a desert. There is a terrible, vengeful beauty here, a place teeming with crocodiles, snakes, sharks and man-eating tigers. This is the only place on earth where man is more often prey than predator. And it is into this terrain that an eccentric, wealthy Scotsman named Daniel Hamilton tried to create a utopian society, of all races and religions, and conquer the might of the Sundarbans. In January 2001, a small ship arrives to conduct an ecological survey of this vast but little-known environment, and the scientists on board begin to trace the journeys of the descendants of this society.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: The Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-670-08219-8 / 978-0-670-08219-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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September 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-14-301556-7 / 978-0-14-301556-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-670-04475-X / 978-0-670-04475-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: The Hungry Tide: A Novel
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-618-32997-8 / 978-0-618-32997-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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June 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: The Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-00-714177-7 / 978-0-00-714177-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2004 : Hardback
Title: Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 8175300523 / 978-8175300521
Publisher: Ravi Dayal
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Paperback Editions

2005 : Paperback
Title: The Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 8172236131 / 978-8172236137
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: The Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-00-743297-6 / 978-0-00-743297-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Hungry Tide: A Novel
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-618-71166-X / 978-0-618-71166-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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September 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Hungry Tide, The
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-00-722616-0 / 978-0-00-722616-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: The hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-14-301557-5 / 978-0-14-301557-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: The Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-00-714178-5 / 978-0-00-714178-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: The Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-00-720298-9 / 978-0-00-720298-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: The Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 0-00-717987-1 / 978-0-00-717987-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

July 2005 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

March 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
ISBN: 1-4193-3694-0 / 978-1-4193-3694-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: The Borough Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Hungry Tide: A Novel
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   

May 2005 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Hungry Tide
Author(s): Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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