Right of Thirst

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Price
$15.99  $14.87
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.44 X 8.0 X 0.92 inches | 0.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061687549

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About the Author

Frank Huyler is an emergency physician in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the author of the essay collection The Blood of Strangers (Picador).

Reviews
"A book to treasure. It is a riveting tale of our time, at once haunting and inspiring, provocative and insightful. It will stay with me for a long time."--Tom Brokaw
"Right of Thirst is a book to treasure. It is a riveting tale of our time, at once haunting and inspiring, provocative and insightful. It will stay with me for a long time."--Tom Brokaw
"Resonant. . . . vivid and compassionate. . . . A timely, disquieting reflection on mortality, war and the startling dichotomy between the affluent West and the impoverished Third World."--Kirkus Reviews
"It's brilliant, start to finish. The voice is an achievement, and the world of emotion he delivers. It's solid-so solid it reminds me of a mature Hemingway. . . . It's clear and deep and wise."--Stewart O'Nan, author of Songs for the Missing, on RIGHT OF THIRST
"He writes in a surgical fashion--with precision and care, making no sudden metaphorical movements. Huyler's protagonist resists easy answers or self-congratulatory axioms in examining the ethics of humanitarian intervention--The New Yorker
"Brilliant, start to finish. . . . It's clear and deep and wise, and very few contemporary novels can make that claim."--Stewart O'Nan, author of Songs for the Missing
"Lyrical, moving, gripping. . . . A dark, compelling story about moral ambition and its pitfalls-a necessary book for this moment in America's imperial history."--Andrew Solomon, author of the National Book Award-winning The Noonday Demon
"Dr. Huyler's writing is quiet, precise, spellbinding from beginning to end. . . . Easily holds with the best contemporary fiction."--Abigail Zuger, New York Times
"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