Backstage at the Revolution : And Twelve Other Reports
Call them stories, because each one follows a happening in some intriguing part of the world. But everything here happened in fact: the entire population of taipei did drain underground in preparation for nuclear war one summer's day- shoeshine boys and transexual vamps did rule singapore's bugis street as if it were an autonomous state- st moritz was the sanctuary for recuperating soldiers of any wartime nation and still is now- the diver who swam bass strait east to the tasman sea counting molluscs did begin the abalone industry as it is today. Only 'a good pirate crew' is a hyperbole, and even there the fringe nature of trade in modern taiwan is delivered in accurate spirit.
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- Paperback | 176 pages
- 129 x 198mm
- 24 Nov 1988
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom