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. I am saving you from drowning. Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Through twists of fate, and just plain human error, they find themselves deep in the jungle, curses, 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.
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A pious man explained to his followers: "It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Don't be scared, ' I tell those fishes. 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.
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