Reeling from his wife's death, cardiologist Charles Anderson is looking for meaning and purpose in his life.
He volunteers to work as the doctor at a refugee camp, in a poverty-ridden Islamic country, set up to take the survivors of a devastating earthquake.
But tensions rise to dangerous levels as bombs start to fall. Forced to continually re-evaluate his conceptions of what constitutes a good deed, Charles pushes himself ever further on his quest to do something morally unequivocal in a perilous and unforgiving land.
A vivid and absorbing account of the limits of benevolence, Right of Thirst offers a subtle exploration of the clash between East and West, rich and poor, and the profound conflicts that divide the world, as well as the fundamental human qualities that unite us.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Oneworld Publications
- Publication Date: 01/02/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781851687343