Comrade Aeon’s Field Guide to Bangkok
‘Endearing… enlightening… an affecting and suspenseful portrait of contemporary Bangkok’ Literary Review
‘Emma Larkin richly and vividly brings her characters to life… a captivating tour de force’ Alaa Al Aswany
An overlooked patch of jungle behind a Bangkok city slum resonates with the hopes, dreams and fears of the local community. Those who are drawn to the plot of land – among them a homeless revolutionary, an ambitious property developer, and a lonely expat housewife – believe they can find opportunity or redemption there. But the slum-dwelling spirits who guard its secrets have other plans.
With a rich cast of characters that spans Bangkok’s multi-layered society, Comrade Aeon’s Field Guide to Bangkok is a masterful, captivating debut, and a vivid portrayal of a forgetful city awakening to its past.
Emma Larkin richly and vividly brings her characters to life, revealing the drama of their existence through a multifaceted look at Thai society. Comrade Aeon's Field Guide to Bangkok is a captivating tour de force * Alaa Al Aswany * Endearing... enlightening... an affecting and suspenseful portrait of contemporary Bangkok * Literary Review * A complicated paean to a complicated city [...] an intricate portrait of contemporary Bangkok that is, at once, dystopian and magnificent * South China Post *
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