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AN ORDINARY STORY
Chart Korbjitti

Bangkok in the late 70s.
A tenanted house between jungle and modern civilisation.
The girl next door is struck down by cancer and goes for Thai cures.
Alternately self-righteous, smug, kindly and selfish,
the male narrator is caught between the temptation to help
and the need to look after number one.

This not so ordinary story, whose narrative technique
is akin to Albert Camus's The Fall, has an altogether different import:
the girl's cancer is Thai society's, caught between tradition
and modernity and its resultant dehumanisation.

 

By the celebrated author of SEA Write Award winning
The Judgment and Time,
as well as Mad Dogs & Co,
Carrion floating by
and A Baker's Dozen
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THE WHITE SHADOW
Saneh Sangsuk

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

 
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  marcel   - 2010-08-18 18:53:19

This novella is on sale as part of the collection of short stories entitled 'An Ordinary Story (and others less so)' published by Howling Books, Chart Korbjitti's imprint.

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