Holiday In Cambodia

Holiday In Cambodia

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Beyond the killing fields and the temples of Angkor is Cambodia- a country with a genocidal past and a wide, open smile. A frontier land where anything is possible - at least for the tourists. In Holiday in Cambodia Laura Jean McKay explores the electric zone where local and foreign lives meet. Three backpackers board a train, ignoring the danger signs - and find themselves in the hands of the Khmer Rouge. Elderly sisters are visited by their vampire niece from Australia and set out to cure her. A singer creates a sensation in swinging 1969, on the eve of an American bombing campaign. These are bold and haunting stories by a remarkable new talent. 'Each of these stories is like catching a snippet of a conversation or looking into a lit window in a dark night, and loitering longer than you should to hear and see what characters inadvertently reveal about themselves. Holiday in Cambodia shows the ugly side of post-colonial tourism, as well as moments of great pathos and dignity, In a compelling and empathetic voice.' Alice Pungshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 138 x 210 x 14mm | 200g
  • Black Inc.
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • New.
  • 1863956069
  • 9781863956062
  • 581,509

About Laura Jean McKay

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78 ratings
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