I Woke Up Feeling Thailand
Starrs, D. Bruno (2004) I Woke Up Feeling Thailand. [Textual Work]
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Thailand has many attractions. For Candy, straight from a Texas trailer park, it's the cheap drugs. For Leo, a hip-hoppin' California dude, it's the cheap drugs and the cheap sex. For Bayard, a pompous graduate of Cambridge with a major in Inconsequential Semantics, it's the opportunity to make a small fortune out of the English teaching industry ... on the cheap. But for all three, Thailand is where blue-eyed blonde Westerners such as they have been mysteriously disappearing ...
"A remarkable new talent. Starrs' hilarious parody of Westerners adrift in small town Thailand is destined to become a backpacker's favourite. It is by turns; funny, heartbreaking and sad." - Barry Scott, author of "Love and Wigs: Poems of Bangkok, Bollywood and Beyond".
"Part travelogue, part horror fiction is this work set in the bowels of that beautiful country of Thailand. It's a gritty story that peels back the layers of this culture and the depths to which the impoverished go to survive. It's not far-fetched but gruelling." - Wendy O'Hanlon, Australian Provincial Newspapers.
This is the author's first full-length novel and it was published by Sid Harta Publishers, Hartwell, Vic., in 2004.
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