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Right of Thirst by Frank Huyler
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Frank Huyler delivers on a stark and sparse novel about a doctor who travels to an unnamed Asian country set in the Himalayas. The book itself provides a look into the life of a man who's lost his wife and seeks to find meaning in participating in a rescue mission for refugees of an earthquake.

Dr. Charles Anderson, a man who's lost his wife to cancer, takes off on a journey to forget his pain, but finds himself at peril when the rescue mission is far less than what he thought it would be.

The author uses direct and unencumbered prose throughout the piece and builds a story that isn't lost on far reaching language. Instead, his sentences make the story appear almost dreamy and surreal. He shows exactly what Dr. Anderson sees, feels, smells, and touches, without excessive words. Added together, this becomes an economical piece of fiction lacking flash and frill.

Anyone who liked, Three Cups of Tea may find this book attractive, but be forewarned that it is a work of fiction. Enjoy.
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