Thoroughly gripping and painfully heartbreaking, Faith Under Water is a powerful chronicle of a family's determination to never give up despite setbacks, terrible losses and betrayal after a series of catastrophic floods in Bangladesh.
Filled with suffering, hardship and with the ghost of a dead sister lost to the flood hanging heavy on their psyches, the Samad family were close to breaking point, but Ahmed, being a traditionally minded Muslim father, was obstinate. He was finally convinced to depart with his family for greener pastures in the city of Dhaka, but another wave of flooding delayed their exodus.
All wasn't smooth sailing on the way to Dhaka. Robbed and captured by a gang of bandits, the Samad family are unable to escape the cycle of incessant tragedies that has become their curse. Brought to the stronghold of a criminal organization to serve as "helpers," the family quickly adjusts in order to survive. After managing to escape slavery, they finally manage to arrive in Dhaka, but the cold, hard reality of life on the run had one final, painful lesson to teach young Azam.
Faith Under Water is a poignant true account of shattered dreams and soul-crushing despair from the award-winning author of the Daddy's Curse Series.
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About the Author
Luke Dahl was born in Sri Lanka but grew up in Stockholm after being adopted by his Swedish parents. Following high school, he went on to study at University in Brisbane, Australia, where he achieved a degree in Business/Travel and Tourism.
Today, he is back living in Stockholm, where he works for SpaceVR as CFO. Luke has always had a love of writing and for poetry in particular, winning a competition a couple of years. Now he spends a lot of his free time writing scripts, perfecting his art.
When he has time to relax, he enjoys going out with friends and seeing his family. He also loves to travel whenever possible and is involved in charity work through his family, constantly reminded by the Dalai Lama quote - 'Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.'
In the future it is Luke's burning ambition to trek to Mount Everest's base camp and perhaps even attempt to climb the mountain itself one day.