Saving Fish From Drowning
[a Novel]Downloadable Audiobook - 2005
A pious man explained to his followers: ?It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. ?Don?t be scared,? I tell those fishes. ?I am saving you from drowning. ? Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fish. On an ill-fated art expedition into the Southern Shan State of Burma, eleven Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas-morning tour - and disappear. Through twists of fate, curses, and just plain human error, they find themselves deep in the jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting the return of the leader and the mythical book of wisdom that will protect them from the ravages and destruction of the Myanmar military regime.
Publisher: [Grand Haven, Mich.] : Brilliance Audio, 2005