The tusk that did the damage : A novel. / Tania James.
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- ISBN: 9780385354110 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
From the critically acclaimed author of Atlas of Unknowns and Aerogrammes, a tour de force set in South India that plumbs the moral complexities of the ivory trade through the eyes of a poacher, a documentary filmmaker, and, in a feat of audacious imagination, an infamous elephant known as the Gravedigger.Orphaned by poachers as a calf and sold into a life of labor and exhibition, the Gravedigger breaks free of his chains and begins terrorizing the countryside, earning his name from the humans he kills and then tenderly buries. Manu, the studious younger son of a rice farmer, loses his cousin to the Gravedigger's violence and is drawn, with his wayward brother Jayan, into the sordid, alluring world of poaching. Emma is a young American working on a documentary with her college best friend, who witnesses the porous boundary between conservation and corruption and finds herself in her own moral gray area, a risky affair with the veterinarian who is the film's...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Knopf, 2015. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2043 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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