Kokang a Novel of Southeast Asia

Kokang a Novel of Southeast Asia

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Matt Erickson's life turns upside down when he receives a State Department telegram notifying him that his younger brother is missing and possibly dead in Burma. Matt's been in Hong Kong for a year struggling to make a go of his brokerage business. Now this! The last thing he needs is to take off for the wilds of the lawless Burmese hinterland. But the cable forces him to drop everything and set out in search of Luke. "Everything" includes not only his work, but his dilemma of being torn between a relationship with Vivian Lee, an alluring and seductive Hong Kong gem magnate who promises sex and big money, and his desire to marry Florence Chen, who herself is caught between the opposing forces of her love for Matt and her role as the leader of her clan's global business empire in Kokang. Helped by the fiery Burmese revolutionary, Thiri Khalya, Matt is drawn deeper into the vortex of Burma's cut-throat politics. He's out of his element and faces an array of problems, not the least of which is that he's in Burma illegally, not a good idea given its brutal military junta. KOKANG opens up a world of warlords, mercenaries, and ethnic freedom fighters, Chinese mafia, and powerful and commanding women. This is a story from an Asian point of view--Asia from the inside out. But place complements the characters, and brings to life the geographical expression of a region that is more than a territorial setting: Southeast Asia becomes a character in itself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 549g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507574185
  • 9781507574188
  • 2,508,321