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Beads on a String : A Novel of Southern Siam

Author :  Paul Wedel and Yuangrat Wedel

Product Details

  • Country Thailand
  • Publisher River Books Co. Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand
  • ISBN9786164510487
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2021
  • Bib. Info636p.;
  • CategoriesHistorical Novel
  • Product Weight652 gms.
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Product 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

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