The stories in this selection, taken from William Peskett's four collections, Mango and Sticky Rice, Mist on the Jungle, Sweet Song of the Siren and The Day of the Tiger, cover the different ways in which people look at how the world works, for example in the clash between a scientific approach and a traditionalist Buddhist mode of thought. And some deal with the impossible yearnings that can motivate or destroy a person. Sometimes these may be shallow-a lust for drink, for money or for sex-and the characters absurdly comic ...

Selected Short Stories of Thailand 2015, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781515089704

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