BEHIND THE PICTURE
...I tried to figure out Princess Keerati’s motive
in presenting me with this small gift.
‘It is not very good, Nopphorn,
but there is heart and soul in that picture,
so it is a fitting wedding present for you.’
When I looked up and met her eyes, she asked,
‘Do you remember, Nopphorn, what happened there?’
I recalled the incident at Mount Mitaké most clearly
and I was beginning to understand vaguely what she meant.
‘That is where my love was born,’ I answered.
‘Our love, Nopphorn,’ she said...
A 1930s Thai romance with a Japanese setting
and a political message
by one of the best stylists of Siam.