Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of ThailandPaperback - 04 February 2014
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- A photojournalist who is literally haunted by the images of everyone he ever failed or exploited while getting a story.
- A drug trafficker-turned-writer who confronts vulnerability in his hard-as-nails partner in crime.
- An executioner who explores the nature of violence in a painful search for loving kindness.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Paperback: 319 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 20.32 x 12.95 x 2.54 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.32 KgPeriplus Bestseller Rank:
#2,040 in Books
#193 in Books » Fiction Literature » Literature & Novels » Genre Fiction
#34 in Books » Fiction Literature » Thrillers
#13 in Books » Fiction Literature » Horror
#10 in Books » Fiction Literature » Short Stories
Asian horror fiction is an expanding, yet still relatively unknown genre. Its rise follows the trend for Southeast Asia noir, and an increasing number of movies that use Bangkok's sultry streets as a backdrop for tales of crime and the supernatural. But Jim Algie's short-story collection, The Phantom Lover and Other Thrilling Tales of Thailand, aims to go further, tapping into the deep vein of superstition that runs through Thai society and blurring the line between precarious reality and a disturbing dream world. […] But The Phantom Lover is above all a horror show. Fans of the genre will be satisfied, while for everyone else the stories offer an authentic, illuminating and often unsettling ride through Thailand's underbelly.