His search leads him to the origins of modern anthropology—and into the family history of Martiya's victim, a brilliant young missionary whose grandparents left Oklahoma to preach the Word in the 1920s and never went back. A charismatic american anthropologist, Martiya van der Leun, has been found dead—a suicide—in the Thai prison where she was serving a fifty-year sentence for murder.
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Vivid, funny, fieldwork is a novel about fascination and taboo—scientific, deeply researched, and page-turningly plotted, religious, passionate, and sexual. It announces an assured and captivating new voice in American fiction. Fieldwork is a 2007 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.
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. Like fieldwork, it explores a part of the world that is as fascinating as it is misunderstood—and takes us into the depths of the human soul, where the thirst for power and the need for love can overrun judgment and morality. He’s sent to the remote town of jérémie, where there are more coffin makers than restaurants, more donkeys than cars, and the dirt roads all slope down sooner or later to the postcard sea.
Terry is swept up in the town’s complex politics when he befriends an earnest, reforming American-educated judge. Soon he convinces the judge to oppose the corrupt but charismatic Sénateur Maxim Bayard in an upcoming election. But when terry falls in love with the judge’s wife, the electoral drama threatens to become a disaster.
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Brimming with sharp-clawed survival lessons” Los Angeles Times. A brilliant collection . . . The national bestseller by the award-winning Thai American author. Written with exceptional acuity, and sophistication, grace, the stories present a nation far removed from its exoticized stereotypes. In the novella, “cockfighter, ” a young girl witnesses her proud father’s valiant but foolhardy battle against a local delinquent whose family has a vicious stranglehold on the villagers.
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About the authorM. R. Kukrit pramoj 1911-1995, born in thailand and educated at Queen’s College, Oxford, was a true renaissance man. Through the lives and relationships of Phloi and her husband and children, we experience modern Thai history in an intimate and personal way, garnering new insights into the sensibilities of an era.
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He wrote more than twenty books, many of which have become modern classics. Kukrit, the celebrated Thai statesman and aficionado of Thailand's cultural heritage. This classic novel is essential reading for anyone interested in the literature of Thailand.
The BeachRiverhead Books #ad - Yet over time it becomes clear that Beach culture, as Richard calls it, has troubling, even deadly, undercurrents. Haunted by the figure of Mr. The irresistible novel that was adapted into a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The khao san road, bangkok -- first stop for the hordes of rootless young Westerners traveling in Southeast Asia.
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The Piano Tuner: A NovelVintage #ad - . It immerses the reader in a distant world with startling immediacy and ardor. A new york times notable booka san francisco chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year“A gripping and resonant novel. Riveting. Michiko kakutani, the new york timesin 1886 a shy, middle-aged piano tuner named Edgar Drake receives an unusual commission from the British War Office: to travel to the remote jungles of northeast Burma and there repair a rare piano belonging to an eccentric army surgeon who has proven mysteriously indispensable to the imperial design.
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And in a new krungthep yet to come, savvy teenagers row tourists past landmarks of the drowned old city they themselves do not remember. Recreates the experience of living in Thailand's aqueous climate so viscerally that you can feel the water rising around your ankles. Ron charles, washington Post"Important, ambitious, and accomplished.
Bangkok Wakes to Rain: A Novel #ad - Mohsin hamid, new york times bestselling author of Exit WestA missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of nineteenth-century Siam. Time collapses as these lives collide and converge, linked by the forces voraciously making and remaking the amphibious, ever-morphing capital itself.
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