From the book jacket: In a dingy shack in the less than desirable neighborhood that he calls home
12-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
Their journey will take them from the teeming streets of Kolkata, India, across the arid plains and turbulent rivers to a secret valley high in the Himalayas. Along the way they encounter powerful spirits, both good and unspeakably evil; fantastical creatures; and a trio of intrepid travelers who will linger in your memory long after the last page of this book is turned.
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