The Conch Bearer (Hardcover)

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Action, adventure, and magic are combined in this exotic, compelling quest fantasy by a distinguished author of adult fiction and poetry. Set in contemporary India, the story opens in a poor section of Calcutta, where 12-year-old Anand is entrusted with a conch shell imbued with mystical powers. Anand's task is to return the shell to its rightful home high in the Himalayas. Will he succeed? This is literary fiction of the highest order, as well as an adventure story that is almost impossible to put down.

About the Author

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni was born in India and now lives and teaches in Houston, Texas. Her books include the "New York Times" bestseller, "The Mistress of Spices."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780761327936
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2003
Pages: 272