About this edition
Three stories about the everyday life in Bangkok, three stories of the comedie humaine, funny, musing, tragic, true, hard-boiled and poetic. About bargirls and expats, about thet Thais and the Chinese and the farangs, about the rich and the poor and about Bangkoks soul – about the Thai Boundaries of the Heart.
“Think Dashiell Hammett in Bangkok.” (San Francisco Chronicle)
“Moore’s flashy style successfully captures the dizzying contradictions in [Bangkok’s] vertiginous landscape.” (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review)
“To paraphrase Graham Greene in another context, Moore is our man in Bangkok.” (Bangkok Post)
About the author
Canadian Christopher G. Moore is the creator of the award-winning Vincent Calvino Private Eye series (13 novels) and the author of the Land of Smiles Trilogy. In his former life, he studied at Oxford University and taught law at the University of British Columbia. In 1988, he came to Thailand. Twenty-five years on and 23 novels, one collection of short stories and three non-fiction titles, and the editor of three anthologies, he remains in Bangkok and far from having exhausted the rich Southeast Asian literary materials. His novels have been translated into German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, Turkish, Polish, Russian, Norwegian and Thai.