Publisher: Atria Books; Original edition (June 30, 2009)
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Longlisted for the 2007 guy Asian Prize, a gripping debut novel approximately an Indian mining catastrophe as obvious from the views of the miners, their households, and the officers charged with rescuing them.Written via a former director of the Indian Ministry of Coal, and loosely according to the disastrous flood on the Bagdihi colliery in 2001, which trapped and killed dozens of miners, The Sound of Water is written with either an insider’s authority and infrequent literary variety. Its suspenseful narrative is gifted from 3 views: The outdated miner suffering to save lots of himself and his coworkers 1000s of ft lower than the outside of the earth; the corporate and executive officers charged with coping with the rescue efforts, yet who're doubtless way more eager about coping with their careers; and, ultimately, the miners’ households, who stand to achieve life-changing sums on account of their losses. A searing fictional exposé of the appalling stipulations that Indian miners undergo and a relocating tale of the religious power and conviction that allows one to outlive opposed to the chances, The Sound of Water dares to inaugurate “alternate realism,” a clean style very diverse from the soul-baring autobiographies and epic relatives sagas that experience characterised loads of modern Indian fiction.