A vivid and absorbing account of the limits of benevolence, Right of Thirst offers a subtle exploration of the clash between East and West, rich and poor, and the profound conflicts that divide the world, as well as the fundamental human qualities that unite us.
"Frank Huyler creates a thrilling drama out of a few well-chosen elements."
"A fascinating and heartbreaking meditation on healing and motivation … Even when there's nothing happening in this beautifully austere novel, Huyler provides readers with plenty to ponder.”
"Breathtakingly vivid…scrupulous and severe in its allegiance to truth-telling.”
"Resonant. . . . vivid and compassionate. . . . A timely, disquieting reflection on mortality, war and the startling dichotomy between the affluent West and the impoverished Third World."
"He writes in a surgical fashion-with precision and care, making no sudden metaphorical movements. Huyler's protagonist resists easy answers or self-congratulatory axioms in examining the ethics of humanitarian intervention.”
"Sturdy and evocative."
"Dr. Huyler's writing is quiet, precise, spellbinding from beginning to end … Easily holds with the best contemporary fiction."