Synopses & Reviews
In a region of India known as the Sundarbans exist an archipelago of islands set in tidal rivers that feed the Bay of Bengal. Within this exotic habitat exist man-eating tigers, a rare and elusive breed of river dolphins, devastating typhoons and tidal waves making the region both beautiful and treacherous. Enter wealthy Indian translator Kenai, who travels home to the Sundarbans to receive a mysterious notebook left for him by a dead uncle. En route he meets Piya, an American-raised marine biologist, also on her way to the region to study the near-mythical Ganges river dolphin. As each grapples with the Indian heritage that defines them, they become swept up in the forces--natural and political--that threaten to destroy the region and its way of life.