The Hungry Tide

The Hungry Tide


Amitav Ghosh

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Rath was a Cambodian man in the Cambodian Forest Service. Piya worked near him while she was there, and the two eventually formed a romantic relationship. Though they kept in contact initially when Piya left on a longer work trip, Rath married another woman while she was gone. Upon her return, Piya also learned that Rath told the entire Forest Service about her personal life.
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Part 2: Kratie
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...Orcaella and often ended up in the same café as a Fisheries Department officer named Rath, who spoke English. They slowly began spending time together, and they shared their stories of... (full context)
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Rath took Piya to the airport for a conference in Hong Kong, and they emailed daily... (full context)