Rattawut Lapcharoensap Sightseeing

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Sightseeing refuses to take the tourist routes or pay the farang prices at the market. In poignant, tough, heart-catching episodes, Rattawut Lapcharoensap takes his readers beneath the surface of Thailand to a place that is dynamic and corrupt, full of pride and passion and fear. In these intergenerational stories of luck and loss, mother and son, Thai and tourist, healthy and sick are bound together.

Sightseeing introduces its readers to the young boy and his brother speeding on a moped to the Cafe Lovely, a brothel in Bankok; Priscilla the Cambodian, a girl whose mouth is stuffed with the family fortune; a woman approaching blindness who barters for a last pair of sunglasses; and a pig called Clint Eastwood.

Sightseeing reveals, slowly and powerfully that no place is too far away from home when it comes to pain, anger, love or hurt. It explores through confident and unforgettable storytelling what it means to be a son, a brother, a parent, a lover, a Thai - and a disenfranchised resident of the global village.

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Publisher: Atlantic Book Publishing
Date of Publication: 2005
Binding: board back
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Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine
Description: 1843543710

Review:

'By the end of the first page of Sightseeing you're sighing with relief, safe in Thai-American Lapcharoensap's confident embrace.' -- Time Out

'This debut show more than mere promise: it is a fine achievement in its own right.' -- William Sutcliffe, Guardian

‘Lapcharoensap can write with the bait and the hook of genuine talent.’ -- The New York Times Book Review

‘Unforgettable... Lapcharoensap’s stories of family life–often terribly dark and tragicomic–take you to places both familiar and exotic.****’ -- New York Post

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