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BEADS ON A STRING

A Novel of Southern Siam

 
Author
PAUL WEDEL AND YUANGRAT WEDEL
ISBN
978 616 451 048 7
Size
H 210 x W 142 mm
No. of pages
636 pages
Specification
paperback
 

Description


Siam at the turn of the 19th century. Four families in the southern peninsula are tied together by ambition, revenge, love and tragedy.
A young Malay imprisoned for rape reinvents himself as a Siamese aristocrat in royal service.
A beautiful young Thai woman seizes control of the family casino and defies the king’s ban on gambling to form an underground criminal operation.
A guilt-ridden Thai-Chinese sailor seeks enlightenment and purpose as a wandering Buddhist monk.
A former slave fights to escape the domination of a Chinese secret society gangster and rises in the increasingly powerful police force.
A recreation of life in southern Siam at a time of wrenching change, Beads on a String weaves together these stories and others, immersing readers in a gripping epic, full of intrigue and insight.
“This family saga of ambition, identity and love in turn-of-the-century Siam is spellbinding” – Suzanne Fisher Staples, author
“Profound, sensitive and attuned to cultural gravitas, Beads on a String captures a sense of historical urgency during a momentous period in Siam and the southern peninsula.” – Kong Rithdee, author and translator