Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
The Conch Bearer
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689872429, Paperback)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:35 -0400)
In India, a healer invites twelve-year-old Anand to join him on a quest to return a magical conch to its safe and rightful home, high in the Himalayan mountains.