Debatable Land: Stories from Southeast Asia

March 8, 2013 All BooksPolitics / Current Affairs

by Michael Vatikiotis
ISBN 9789810426231
Paperback; 176 pages
Pub Date: 2001
Price: S$18.35 (excl. GST)

This thought provoking collection of short stories brings South east Asia alive in a blaze of colour. From the riot torn streets of Jakarta to the jungle insurgency along Thailand’s border with Burma, in seedy Saigon and congested Bangkok, the writer injects drama and comedy into some of the world’s most exotic locales. The author, a well known journalist who has covered Asia for the past fifteen years, draws on a varied cast of local characters in a gallery of moving tales of eternal human spirit set in an era where modern mores have collided headlong with traditional values.