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The Conch Bearer (Paperback)

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Description


In a dingy shack in the less-than-desirable Indian neighborhood he calls home, twelve-year-old Anand is entrusted with a conch shell that possesses mystical powers. His task is to return the shell to its rightful home many hundreds of miles away. Accompanying him are Nisha, a headstrong but resourceful child of the streets, and a mysterious man of indeterminate age and surprising resources named Abadhyatta. His quest will take him farther from home than he's ever been and will teach him more than he ever imagined -- and it will force him to make a poignant decision that will change him forever.

About the Author


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the bestselling author of the novel "The Mistress of Spices" and the muliple-award-winning story collections "The Unknown Errors of Our Lives" and "Arranged Marriage".

Praise For…


"This book is a real page-turner...you'll stay up late to finish it."

--Chicago Tribune





"Young readers can only hope for more from this master storyteller."

--Publishers Weekly, starred review





"The action is exciting, and the Indian setting makes this story new and different."

--Washington Post





"Divakaruni [is] a gifted storyteller....Though [she] beguiles us with the sights and sounds of an exotic place, what she really does is make us feel at home."

--Los Angeles Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780689872426
ISBN-10: 0689872429
Publisher: Aladdin Paperbacks
Publication Date: March 2005
Pages: 272
Language: English