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Bangkok Wakes to Rain

Bangkok Wakes to Rain
A Novel

by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2019-02-19
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0525534784
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Recreates the experience of living in Thailand's aqueous climate so viscerally that you can feel the water rising around your ankles." —Ron Charles, Washington Post "Important, ambitious, and accomplished." —Mohsin Hamid, New York Times bestselling author of Exit West A missionary doctor pines for his native New England even as he succumbs to the vibrant chaos of nineteenth-century Siam. A post-World War II society woman marries, mothers, and holds court, little suspecting her solitary fate. A jazz pianist in the age of rock, haunted by his own ghosts, is summoned to appease the house's resident spirits. In the present, a young woman tries to outpace the long shadow of her political past. And in a New Krungthep yet to come, savvy teenagers row tourists past landmarks of the drowned old city they themselves do not remember. Time collapses as these lives collide and converge, linked by the forces voraciously making and remaking the amphibious, ever-morphing capital itself. Bangkok Wakes to Rain is an elegy for what time erases and a love song to all that persists, yearning, into the unknowable future.

Bangkok Wakes to Rain

Bangkok Wakes to Rain
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford 'Fiction with a Sense of Place' award

by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2019-02-21
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1473677262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 EDWARD STANFORD 'FICTION WITH A SENSE OF PLACE' AWARD Places remember us... 'An important, ambitious, and accomplished novel. Sudbanthad deftly sweeps us up in a tale that paints a twin portrait: of a megacity like those so many of us call home and of a world where sanctuary is increasingly hard to come by' Mohsin Hamid A missionary begs to be sent home. A jazz pianist is hired to perform for ghosts. An army colonel smells the food of home for the last time. A girl designs herself a new face. An old woman uploads her consciousness. Bangkok Wakes to Rain is an intricately plotted novel where characters and stories are linked by place, not time. As the novel builds to a futuristic crescendo, moments of intimacy serve to remind us that no matter what the ebb of time may change, we humans persevere. Praise for Bangkok Wakes to Rain: 'Compelling' Financial Times 'Breathtakingly lovely' Kirkus 'A sumptuous accomplishment' Esquire 'A simple, ingenious conceit' Alexander Chee 'Elegant and restrained' Wall Street Journal 'Saturated in the senses' Claire Vaye Watkins 'A swirling, always surprising storytelling structure' Guardian 'An original and quietly memorable reading experience' Washington Post 'Beautifully textured and rich with a sense of place' Karen Walker Thompson 'Reading this book feels like waking up to a singular and important new voice' Rajesh Parameswaran

Bangkok Wakes to Rain

Bangkok Wakes to Rain
A Book

by Pitchaya Sudbanthad

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-02-19
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780525542766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Disastrous Times

Disastrous Times
Beyond Environmental Crisis in Urbanizing Asia

by Eli Elinoff,Tyson Vaughan

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2020-12-25
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0812252705
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Across contemporary Asia, each day dawns with a new story about living in an era of profound environmental change. Rapid transformations in the landscape, society, and technology produce new conflicts that are experienced at nearly every scale of life in the region. Environmental change is marked in square kilometers or micrometers, in cities or in households, within national boundaries and beyond. These changes appear in the form of radical ruptures wrought both by spectacular catastrophes like massive floods or tsunamis and by slow tragedies like the widening epidemic of asthma or the grinding processes of land dispossession. Each of these scales and phenomena reveals what it is to live in disastrous times. This book explores how people across Asia live through and make sense of the environmental ruptures that now shape the region and asks how we might analyze this moment of disruption and risk. Global environmental shifts such as climate change are usually linked to large-scale practices such as industrialization, urbanization, and global capitalism. Here, in contrast, contributors illustrate how understanding the practical, political, and ethical consequences of living in a moment of planetary change—or intervening in its course—requires engaging with the human-scale actions and specific policies that both shape and respond to such transformations at an everyday level. Coastal residents of routinely flooded Semarang, eco-conscious retirees in a Chinese suburb, and cyclists navigating air pollution in Kolkata each experience environmental risk and change in highly situated and specific ways; yet attending to their lived, quotidian experiences enables us to apprehend the complex processes that are profoundly changing the planet. Contributors: Nikolaj Blichfeldt, Vivian Choi, Eli Elinoff, Jenny Elaine Goldstein, Andrew Alan Johnson, Samuel Kay, Lukas Ley, Edmund Joo Vin Oh, Malini Sur, Tyson Vaughan.

There's a Revolution Outside, My Love

There's a Revolution Outside, My Love
Letters from a Crisis

by Tracy K. Smith,John Freeman

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2021-05-11
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0593314700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This kaleidoscopic portrait of an unprecedented time brings together some of our most treasured writers today—Edwidge Danticat, Layli Long Soldier, Monica Youn, Julia Alvarez, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor—to give voice to the unthinkable grief and hopeful possibilities born in an era of revolution and change. “A maelstrom of grief, anger, fear and confusion, with glimmers of gratitude and hope: a comprehensive emotional document of a moment.”—New York Times Book Review Now is an extraordinary time. Across the country, people are losing their loved ones, their livelihoods, their homes, and even their own lives to COVID-19. Despite the pandemic, countless protests erupted this summer over the recurring loss of Black lives. Reverberations of shock and outrage remain with us all. There's a Revolution Outside, My Love captures and articulates all of these roiling sentiments unleashed by a profound national reckoning. Drawing its title from a powerful letter to her son by Kirsten West Savali, the book fans out from there, offering a rich and intimate view of the change we underwent. Composed of searing letters, essays, poems, reflections, and screeds, There's a Revolution Outside, My Love highlights the work of some of our most powerful and insightful writers who hail from across a range of backgrounds and from almost all fifty states. Among them, these writers have brought home four Pulitzers, two National Book Awards, a fistful of Whitings, and numerous citations in best American poetry, short story, and essay compilations. They are noisy with beauty, and their pieces ring louder and clearer than ever before. Galvanizing and lyrical, this is a deeply profound anthology of writing filled with pain and beauty, warmth and intimacy. A remarkable feat of empathy, There's a Revolution Outside, My Love offers solace in a time of swirling protest, change, and violence—reminding us of the human scale of the upheaval, and providing hope for a kinder future.

Tales of Two Planets

Tales of Two Planets
Stories of Climate Change and Inequality in a Divided World

by John Freeman

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0525505717
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Building from his acclaimed anthology Tales of Two Americas, beloved writer and editor John Freeman draws together a group of our greatest writers from around the world to help us see how the environmental crisis is hitting some of the most vulnerable communities where they live. In the past five years, John Freeman, previously editor of Granta, has launched a celebrated international literary magazine, Freeman's, and compiled two acclaimed anthologies that deal with income inequality as it is experienced. In the course of this work, one major theme came up repeatedly: Climate change is making already dire inequalities much worse, devastating further the already devastated. But the problems of climate change are not restricted to those from the less developed world. Galvanized by his conversations with writers and activists around the world, Freeman engaged with some of today's most eloquent storytellers, many of whom hail from the places under the most acute stress--from the capital of Burundi to Bangkok, Thailand. The response has been extraordinary. Margaret Atwood conjures with a dys¬topian future in a remarkable poem. Lauren Groff whisks us to Florida; Edwidge Danticat to Haiti; Tahmima Anam to Bangladesh; Yasmine El Rashidi to Egypt, while Eka Kurniawan brings us to Indonesia, Chinelo Okparanta to Nigeria, and Anuradha Roy to the Himalayas in the wake of floods, dam building, and drought. This is a literary all-points bulletin of fiction, essays, poems, and reportage about the most important crisis of our times.

Eleutheria

Eleutheria
A Book

by Allegra Hyde

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2022-03-08
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0593315251
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Allegra Hyde’s seductive first novel tackles the big stuff of climate change and the more intimate matter of heartbreak with grace. Indeed, Eleutheria bravely braids these together, the story of a lost soul moving through the world we’re rapidly losing.” —Rumaan Alam, author of Leave the World Behind Willa Marks has spent her whole life choosing hope. She chooses hope over her parents’ paranoid conspiracy theories, over her dead-end job, over the rising ocean levels. And when she meets Sylvia Gill, renowned Harvard professor, she feels she’s found the justification of that hope. Sylvia is the woman-in-black: the only person smart and sharp enough to compel the world to action. But when Sylvia betrays her, Willa fears she has lost hope forever. And then she finds a book in Sylvia's library: a guide to fighting climate change called Living the Solution. Inspired by its message and with nothing to lose, Willa flies to the island of Eleutheria in the Bahamas to join the author and his group of ecowarriors at Camp Hope. Upon arrival, things are not what she expected. The group’s leader, author Roy Adams, is missing, and the compound’s public launch is delayed. With time running out, Willa will stop at nothing to realize Camp Hope's mission—but at what cost? A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

Climate Lyricism

Climate Lyricism
A Book

by Min Hyoung Song

  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release : 2022-01-07
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1478022353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Climate Lyricism Min Hyoung Song articulates a climate change-centered reading practice that foregrounds how climate is present in most literature. Song shows how literature, poetry, and essays by Tommy Pico, Solmaz Sharif, Frank O’Hara, Ilya Kaminsky, Claudia Rankine, Kazuo Ishiguro, Teju Cole, Richard Powers, and others help us to better grapple with our everyday encounters with climate change and its disastrous effects, which are inextricably linked to the legacies of racism, colonialism, and extraction. These works employ what Song calls climate lyricism—a mode of address in which a first-person “I” speaks to a “you” about how climate change thoroughly shapes daily life. The relationship between “I” and “you” in this lyricism, Song contends, affects the ways readers comprehend the world, fostering a model of shared agency from which it can become possible to collectively and urgently respond to the catastrophe of our rapidly changing climate. In this way, climate lyricism helps to ameliorate the sense of being overwhelmed and feeling unable to do anything to combat climate change.

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines

Bibliophile: Diverse Spines
A Book

by Jane Mount,Jamise Harper

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2021-10-18
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1797214721
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It's time to diversify your reading list. This richly illustrated and vastly inclusive collection uplifts the works of authors who are often underrepresented in the literary world. Using their keen knowledge and deep love for all things literary, coauthors Jamise Harper (founder of the Diverse Spines book community) and Jane Mount (author of Bibliophile) collaborated to create an essential volume filled with treasures for every reader: • Dozens of themed illustrated book stacks—like Classics, Contemporary Fiction, Mysteries, Cookbooks, and more—all with an emphasis on authors of color and own voices • A look inside beloved bookstores owned by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color • Reading recommendations from leading BIPOC literary influencers Diversify your reading list to expand your world and shift your perspective. Kickstart your next literary adventure now! EASY TO GIFT: This portable guide is packed with more than 150 colorful illustrations is a perfect gift for any booklover. The textured paper cover, gold foil, and ribbon marker make this book a special gift or self-purchase. DISCOVER UNSUNG LITERARY HEROES: The authors dive deep into a wide variety of genres, such as Contemporary Fiction, Classics, Young Adult, Sci-Fi, and more to bring the works of authors of color to the fore. ENDLESS READING INSPIRATION: Themed book stacks and reading suggestions from luminaries of the literary world provide curated book recommendations. Your to-read list will thank you. Perfect for: bookish people; literary lovers; book club members; Mother's Day shoppers; stocking stuffers; followers of #DiverseSpines; Jane Mount and Ideal Bookshelf fans; Reese's Book Club and Oprah's Book Club followers; people who use Goodreads.com; readers wanting to expand/decolonize their book collections; people interested in uplifting BIPOC voices; antiracist activists and educators; grads and students; librarians and library patrons wanting to expand/decolonize their book collections; people interested in uplifting BIPOC voices; antiracist activists and educators; grads and students; librarians and library patrons

Future Challenges of Cities in Asia

Future Challenges of Cities in Asia
A Book

by Gregory Bracken,Paul Rabé,R. Parthasarathy,Neha Sami,Bing Zhang

  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release : 2019-11-15
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9048544912
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since 1978 China's urbanization has risen from 18 to 45 per cent, over 350 million farmers have moved to cities or transformed their villages into towns, and the number of cities rose from under 200 to more than 650. These numbers are unprecedented in the course of human history and underscore the need for our attempt to understand what is going on in China as it rapidly urbanizes. This book examines China's urban environment to try and understand what is going on, and suggests improvements for planning the future while simultaneously preserving the past. The research in this book was conducted as part of the Urban Knowledge Network Asia (UKNA), an international research staff exchange scheme funded by the European Union's Marie Curie Actions and a continuation of the series of UKNA publications that includes Ideas of the City in Asian Settings, Cities in Asia by and for the People, and Future Challenges of Cities in Asia.

Bangkok

Bangkok
Angelic Allusions

by Barry Bell

  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9781861891570
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cities today, especially those undergoing rapid growth and transformation, seem to defy traditional principles of urbanism and urban analysis. Bangkok, the City of Angels, the capital of Thailand, and an international metaphor of development gone wrong, presents an extreme version of this condition. Indeed, Bangkok, a barely stable setting for its (approximately) twelve million inhabitants, challenges our perceptions of what a city is, or should be. Yet in spite of its chaotic state Bangkok also presents moments of arresting beauty and social intensity. These fragments suggest a potential other city, resting latent within the cacophonous distractions of daily life. The resultant urban mirage is a compelling provocation. Bangkok: Angelic Allusions uses the tangible artifacts of the city, its topography, streets and monuments, as vehicles for speculating on Bangkok and its central mythologies. Significant in themselves, these physical objects or categories also bring structure to other more perceptual observations and speculations. Ultimately the book links the city’s hectic urban sensibility to its more elusive and mysterious character, the dream of Bangkok which lurks within its physical reality.

Bangkok Gamble

Bangkok Gamble
A Book

by Tom Crowley

  • Publisher : Down & Out Books
  • Release : 2020-11-30
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kidnapping, international trafficking on the dark web, bit coin blackmail by gangster police states, loan sharks, and a monk obsessed with profit and power are all in the mix. When Matt Chance is asked by a Bangkok gambling kingpin to investigate the kidnapping of his daughter he’s not interested. That is until he learns that his mentor, former Special Forces soldier John Scales, already on the case, has disappeared. On the trail, Matt confronts Jade Lee, an ex-US Army chopper pilot who joins the chase. Their attempt to rescue the girl and capture the monk in charge of the criminal cult appears to be a failure until the CIA joins the picture in the form of Matt’s older brother Rick. Offered the chance to take part in a covert operation in Macau, where the monk has fled, Matt and Jade agree to go. The risk is great, the territory unknown, but it seems the only way to rescue the girls and get the mad monk.

Travels with Amy

Travels with Amy
A Book

by Dan Sullivan

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2009-06-05
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 0557065259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fun and unforgettable fifteen month romp around the world with Dan and Amy Sullivan. From Downtown San Francisco to the back country of Thailand, from fifty thousand feet above the Pacific to one hundred feet below it, come along as they experiance the trip of a life time, traveling by car, plane, boat, and elephant. Join them as they meet thousands of people from Dublin, Singapore, Lisbon, Chaing Mai, and Paris, Missouri.

Round-the-world Flights

Round-the-world Flights
A Book

by Carroll V. Glines

  • Publisher : Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Portrays the trips around the world of pilots, including Wiley Post, Howard Hughes, and Arnold Palmer, in airplanes, jets, and airships

Daily Report

Daily Report
Asia & Pacific

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Baby Jesus Pawn Shop

Baby Jesus Pawn Shop
Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition

by Lucia Orth

  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release : 2009-03-14
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN : 1442967730
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a compelling fiction by the first-time novelist Lucia Orth. Set during the despotic reign of Ferdinand Marcos, the narrative revolves around an insurgent, Doming and his love while depicting the life of Filipino people.

Touch the Dragon

Touch the Dragon
A Thai Journal

by Karen Connelly

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sea-wake and Jungle Trail

Sea-wake and Jungle Trail
A Book

by Herbert Warington Smyth

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1925
  • Pages : 323
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You Don't Know Me

You Don't Know Me
The most gripping thriller you'll read this year

by Sara Foster

  • Publisher : Legend Press Ltd
  • Release : 2020-06-30
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1789559766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lizzie Burdett was eighteen when she vanished. Noah Carruso has never forgotten her: she was his first crush; his unrequited love. She was also his brother’s girlfriend.

Selected Poems of Abul Hussain

Selected Poems of Abul Hussain
A Book

by Abul Hussain,Ābula Hosena

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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