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Right of Thirst

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Shattered by his wife's death, and by his own role in it, successful cardiologist Charles Anderson volunteers to assist with earthquake relief in an impoverished Islamic country in a constant state of conflict with its neighbor. But when the refugees he's come to help do not appear and artillery begins to fall in the distance along the border, the story takes an unexpected turn.

This haunting, resonant tour de force about one man's desire to live a moral life offers a moving exploration of the tensions between poverty and wealth, the ethics of intervention, the deep cultural differences that divide the world, and the essential human similarities that unite it.


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Praise for this book

"Brilliant, start to finish. The voice is an achievement, and the world of emotion Huyler delivers. It's clear and deep and wise, and very few contemporary novels can make that claim." - Stewart O'Nan


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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Right of Thirst
Author(s): Frank Huyler
ISBN: 1-85168-734-3 / 978-1-85168-734-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Right of Thirst
Author(s): Frank Huyler
ISBN: 0-06-168754-5 / 978-0-06-168754-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

January 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Right of Thirst
Author(s): Frank Huyler
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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April 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Right of Thirst: A Novel
Author(s): Frank Huyler
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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