Singapore: Talisman Publishing Pte Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Used, Good. Item #13301
Thought provoking collection of short stories brings Southeast Asia alive in a blaze of colour. From the riot torn streets of Jakarta to the jungle insurgency along Thailand's border with Burma, in seedy Saigon and congested Bangkok, the writer injects drama and comedy into some of the world's most exotic locales. The author, a well known journalist who has covered Asia for the past 15 years, draws on a varied cast of local characters in a gallery of moving tales of eternal human spirit set in an era where modern mores have collided headlong wth traditional values.