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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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ID Code: 13811
Item Type: Creative Work (Textual Work)
Additional Information: Posted with the permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution is permitted without permission of the copyright owner.
Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers
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Keywords: Thailand, ESL, Cheap drugs, Cheap sex
ISBN: 1877059773
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > South-East Asian Languages (excl. Indonesian) (200314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS (220400) > Studies in Eastern Religious Traditions (220406)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > English as a Second Language (200303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 D. Bruno Starrs
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2011 08:26

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