Right of Thirst

Right of Thirst

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 355 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 27.94mm | 294.83g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061687545
  • 9780061687549
  • 2,097,075

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"One of the finest novels I've read in years. . . . A timely, powerful exploration into the uses and limits of benevolence . . . the limits of what's good and decent in the American character."--Ben Fountain, author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara
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281 ratings
3.39 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (101)
3 36% (102)
2 13% (37)
1 3% (9)
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