The Last Gods of Indochine

The Last Gods of Indochine

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Jacquie Mouhot and Paaku the Lotus-Born are divided by six centuries but
linked by a common curse. In medieval Cambodia, Paaku is an orphan whose
community believes he may be a reluctant incarnation of a god, causing
sectarian turmoil for the kingdom's leaders. Meanwhile, in 1921, Jacquie
follows the footsteps of her grandfather, a famous explorer, to Indochina,
where she becomes immersed in the tragedy of Paaku's history: a story
simultaneously unfolding in the intertwined present and past, a story in
which she still has a vital role to play.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 22mm | 417g
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 9881219884
  • 9789881219886
  • 1,653,405

Review Text

"Ferrer's debut masterpiece evokes the magic and mystery of a long gone
civilization. This is beautiful fiction that leaves the scent of incense
and sandalwood long after you have finished reading it."
-- Dania Shawwa, Editor-in-Chief, Haven Books

"... rationality and superstition get locked into the kind of epic
conflict that is the stuff of all great narratives... an elaborate and
self-assured interweaving of historical fact and keenly imagined fiction."
-- Time Out Hong Kong Magazine

"A sublime tale told by a master storyteller, steeped in the lore of old.
Ferrer's conjuring of romantic Indochine is a journey that lures, stirring
up ghosts in a wild phantasmagoria, reckoning with forces both entwined
and eternal." -- Angela Kan, Travel Host & Writer, The Discovery Channel

"Rich in style, exotic in setting and fresh in plot, The Last Gods is a
beautifully told return to the colonial novel." -- Lijia Zhang, author of
Socialism is Great!
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Rating details

48 ratings
4.35 out of 5 stars
5 52% (25)
4 33% (16)
3 12% (6)
2 2% (1)
1 0% (0)
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