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.
Rath Character Timeline in The Hungry Tide
The timeline below shows where the character Rath appears in The Hungry Tide. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Kratie
...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)