Rainboys

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by Frank Warsdale
ISBN 9789810422998
Paperback; 532 pages
182 x 124mm
Pub Date: Apr 2000
Price: S$17.38 (excl. GST)
BIC: 1FMN

Corruption and greed brings Indonesia to its knees and East Timor is devastated by the ‘forces of darkness’ to prevent its independence. Three expatriate engineers out in Java to build a bridge are caught up in this chaos.

Through the eyes of these expat’s, Liz Duncan a Scott, Matti Talvi a Finn and Tom O’Connell an Irishman, their lovers and friends, we witness the persecution of Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese, the horror of the fire-bombing of Jakarta, the plight of refugees in the razor-wired compounds of East Timor and a host of atrocities suffered in the struggle for Indonesia’s democracy and East Timor’s independence.

Not all three expat’s survive this trauma – nor do all of their friends and lovers. But those who come through are there to celebrate when Indonesia at last gains its democracy and East Timor its independence.