Home English French Accueil
 Contact us   All books 

OF TIME AND TIDE
Atsiri Thammachoat

Time and tide wait for no woman.
Noi, at 19, is three times widowed
– a girl working overtime by gutting fish
before Police Officer Sommai takes her away from the tide
to a life of love and leisure that lasts only until he, too, is killed.
The narrator's mother is a wealthy fishing boat owner
who has lost everything. Both women are losers
in the tremendous changes that reshape Thai shores
within a couple of decades,
from the alcyon days of drift-net fishing
to those of the trawlers and today's era of ... mass tourism

Little people, simple lives, modest dreams,
traditional beliefs, petty fights, tragic accidents,
and the dictates of the authorities:
how fishermen alienate themselves from nature
and lose their moorings is told
in a patchwork, poetic narrative of rare beauty.
A 1980s masterpiece to defy time and tide.

  Comment  
  Preview reading  
Paperback:
0 x 0 mm
0 pages
ISBN - -
On hold  
  Order : 0
Total cost : 0
 
  View cart  
  Payment  
Buy the e-book
Baht 180

E-book:
210 x 297 mm
164 pages
ISBN - -

  Views : 11711
Paperbacks bought : 0
E-books bought : 4
 
Most viewed Highest sales  -  e-books | paperback
 
LA MAISON NATALE
Kanokphong Songsomphan

Sur le ton élégiaque du repentir et du regret, qui n'exclut pas l'humour, la narration d'un double drame : un amour adolescent tourne au tragique tandis que dans les montagnes environnantes une insurrection tourne court.

THE WHITE SHADOW
Saneh Sangsuk

Portrait of the artist as a young rascal.
The scandalous 1994 Thai novel hailed as a world-class masterpiece.

 
Latest translations
 
14 THAI SHORT STORIES - 2014
Thirteen authors

From Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa to Saneh Sangsuk, Uthis Haemamool and ten others, fourteen of the best Thai short stories translated – for the first time ever – during the year 2014.

13 THAI SHORT STORIES - 2013
Thirteen authors

From new or newly confirmed talents to veteran writers such as Arjin Panjaphan, Kanokphong Songsomphan and Korn Siriwattano, thirteen of the best Thai short stories translated – for the first time ever – during the year 2013.

 
Comments   

Leave a comment
Please note: Thaifiction welcomes comments, criticism and debate either on the books or on their translation, so long as they are in understandable, non-abusive language.

  Name    
  E-mail (not for publication)    
  Website (if any – not for publication)    
bold <b>...</b> - italic <em>...</em> - new line <br> - internet address <a href='...'>....</a>
     
Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail
   
 
XE.com Personal Currency Assistant
 
 
 
All site contents copyright 2007–2017 by Thaifiction Dot Com