« I’m the ghost that time has fashioned to scare those who live in the old world, to give nightmares to those who hold to the old ways of thinking, and nothing can comfort you, just as nothing can stop the march of time, which will produce more and more ghosts like me. »
Sai Seema, a lawyer from the paddy fields,
has his work cut out for him helping his farming relatives
and convincing his lover's aristocratic parents
that he deserves her hand.
This prophetic, 1953 novel about the ghosts of time
and rising radicalism in Thai society
is widely considered as a masterpiece
of art-for-life literature in twentieth-century Thailand.